Educational Specialist Salary (United States)

Educational Specialists in the United States usually make around $46,123 annually. The top of the range reaches $79,746 per year, and the bottom approaches $29,405. Experience level and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Benefits are common in this line of work, with most reporting medical and dental coverage and more than half collecting vision insurance. For the most part, Educational Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Educational Specialist Salary (?
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$31,037 - $79,138
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MEDIAN: $47,128
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Educational Specialist Salary (?
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$10.24 - $38.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,037 - $79,138  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
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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$29,405 - $79,746  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $38.74  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $65.45  
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$0.00 - $4,122  
   
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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$29,405 - $79,746  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Job Description for Educational Specialist

  • 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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While not commonly found, Educational Specialists who move on to become Training Consultants bring in an additional $16,217 annually. Educational Specialists most often move into positions as Non-Profit Program Coordinators or Non-Profit Program Managers, where they typically take pay cuts of $10,270 or $3,073 per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Educational Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay for Educational Specialists increases steadily with experience. Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $38K to $46K. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $53K. After 20 years of work in the field, Educational Specialists typically earn $66K and go on to enjoy solid increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Cleveland
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Washington
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Chicago
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New York
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National Average
$46,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Educational Specialists, 46 percent higher than the national average. Educational Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+41 percent) and Washington (+10 percent).

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Experience Affects Educational Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Educational Specialist Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 28%
Childhood Education
up arrow 23%
Training
up arrow 7%
National Average
$46,000
Counseling
up arrow 3%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 11%
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