Educational Specialist Salary

Educational Specialists in the United States take home approximately $50K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Educational Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Educational Specialists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,687 - $79,117
$34K
$50K
$79K
MEDIAN: $49,916
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$14.45 - $38.58
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$0$80K
Salary $33,687 - $79,117
Bonus $1,188 - $5,278
Profit Sharing $1,500
Total Pay (?
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$32,549 - $80,423
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 321
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $14.45 - $38.58
Overtime $17.48 - $53.83
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $1,188 - $5,278
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$32,549 - $80,423
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 92

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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

  • Provide instructional leadership and guidance for testing and curriculum development and delivery.
  • Conduct workshops and trainings on best practices and state-of-the-field.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Educational Specialist


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Educational Specialists' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Education & Training Consultant. The average Education & Training Consultant brings home $63K per year. Educational Specialists most frequently advance into Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator and Non-Profit Program Manager roles even though the median salaries are $12K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Educational Specialist


Survey results imply that Educational Specialists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Public Speaking, Training Program Development, Project Management, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Event Planning and Case Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Curriculum Planning also know Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Educational Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Educational Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 187 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Educational Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Educational Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 103 salaries. An Educational Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 60 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,344

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 60 percent, Educational Specialists in Baltimore receive some of the highest pay in the country. Educational Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+24 percent), Dallas (+23 percent), Washington (+19 percent), and Honolulu (+15 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 7 percent less in New York and 6 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Q: What is it like working as an Educational Specialist?

Educational Specialist in Tyler:
Pros: Flex hours, different cultures, co workers.
Cons: Stress levels and management, office conditions.

Educational Specialist in St. Paul:
"Fulfilling."
Pros: Working with educators to change policy.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Educational Specialist

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Educational Specialist Salaries

▲34%

▲21%

▲2%

National Average
$48,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Educational Specialist Salaries

Public Speaking
▲6%


Project Management
▲3%


Training
▲2%

National Average
$48,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼1%

Data Analysis
▼4%

Program Management
▼4%

Counseling
▼8%

Teaching
▼10%


Case Management
▼21%

Event Planning
▼26%

Customer Service
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 16%
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