Pay for Educational Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Educational Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are far more female Educational Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 83 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,582 - $78,817
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$49K
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MEDIAN: $49,306
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$12.87 - $36.03
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,582 - $78,817  
   
Bonus
$1,188 - $5,278  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$32,032 - $79,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.87 - $36.03  
   
Overtime
$17.64 - $53.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$32,032 - $79,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Education & Training Consultant, where median compensation is $63K annually. Educational Specialists most often advance into Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator and Non-Profit Program Manager positions even though the median salaries are $11K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Educational Specialist


Educational Specialists report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Project Management, Training, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Event Planning and Case Management also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Curriculum Planning also tend to know Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational Specialist

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $43K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $49K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Educational Specialists make a median salary of $58K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $62K.

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Key Stats for Educational Specialist

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Educational Specialist Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Educational Specialist Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 4%


Training
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Program Management
up arrow 3%

Counseling
up arrow 8%

Teaching
up arrow 10%


Case Management
up arrow 21%

Event Planning
up arrow 25%

Customer Service
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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