Educational Specialist Salary

Median pay for Educational Specialists in the United States is around $49K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Educational Specialists is high. The vast majority of Educational Specialists (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$31,865 - $80,803
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$81K
MEDIAN: $48,841
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$12.16 - $33.21
(Median)
$12
$19
$33
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,865 - $80,803  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,923  
Profit Sharing
$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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$30,155 - $80,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 446
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $33.21  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $56.17  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,923  
   
Profit Sharing
$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).
)
$30,155 - $80,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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 who advance into the role of an Education & Training Consultant are fairly uncommon. Education & Training Consultants on average earn $62K per year. The most common promotion for Educational Specialists is a Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator position, which usually brings in $36K a year. Another standard transition for Educational Specialists seeking advancement is to assume an Education Program Management Director role, where pay is often $53K.

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Popular Skills for Educational Specialist


Survey results imply that Educational Specialists deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Project Management, Program Management, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Those listing Event Planning as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Childhood Education and Teaching also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Curriculum Planning are also skilled in Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational Specialist

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Educational Specialists. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $49K. On average, Educational Specialists make $57K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $64K.

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Experience Affects Educational Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Educational Specialist Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 4%

Program Management
up arrow 4%

Training
up arrow 3%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

National Average
$48,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Counseling
up arrow 7%

Teaching
up arrow 10%

Childhood Education
up arrow 12%

Event Planning
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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