Educational Specialist Salary

Educational Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $49K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Educational Specialists. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Educational Specialists are female. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,257 - $79,929

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$11.66 - $32.69

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,257 - $79,929  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,797  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,563 - $79,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 413
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $32.69  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $65.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,797  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,563 - $79,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Job Description for Educational Specialist

The main responsibility of an education specialist is to make positive changes to how students learn in particular institutions and programs. These specialists often work closely with program directors and teachers, and must make sure that the curricula and activities offered will work well with the particular age range of students. They generally serve as consultants who work to make useful changes which make educational programs more effective.

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Educational Specialist Tasks

  • Coach and assist with curriculum and report writing, including analysis of metrics.
  • Administer, evaluate, and interpret tests and their results, and make recommendations for educational plans.
  • Provide instructional leadership and guidance for testing and curriculum development and delivery.
  • Conduct workshops and trainings on best practices and state-of-the-field.

Common Career Paths for Educational Specialist


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It's not very common for Educational Specialists to move on to become Education & Training Consultants. Average pay for an Education & Training Consultant is $62K annually. Many Educational Specialists advance into roles as Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators or Non-Profit Program Managers, but the median salaries are $11K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Educational Specialists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Childhood Education, Curriculum Planning, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Counseling. It is not unusual for someone who knows Curriculum Planning to be familiar with Training Program Development as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Educational Specialists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $39K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $48K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $56K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $63K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Educational Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Educational Specialist Salaries



Childhood Education
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Training
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$48,000

Counseling
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%
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