Educational Specialist Salary

Pay for Educational Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women account for the majority of Educational Specialists who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Educational Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,298 - $80,155
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$80K
MEDIAN: $48,697
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$11.51 - $35.95
(Median)
$12
$18
$36
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,298 - $80,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
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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$29,612 - $79,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 406
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$11.51 - $35.95  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $65.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
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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$29,612 - $79,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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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Educational Specialists sometimes assume positions such as Education & Training Consultants. That role pays $62K per year on average. Many Educational Specialists choose to become Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators and Non-Profit Program Managers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $12K less and $5K less, respectively.

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Educational Specialists seem to require a number of specific 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. Employees educated in Curriculum Planning are typically practiced in Training Program Development, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational Specialist

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


Educational Specialists with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $39K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $48K. Educational Specialists bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. Educational Specialists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $64K.

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Experience Affects Educational Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

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 4%

Training
0%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$48,000

Counseling
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 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
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 12%
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