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Reading Specialist Salary

A little more than half of Reading Specialists in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $34K to $84K per year, and the average comes out to $51K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,769 - $72,488
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,747
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$12.19 - $65.44
(Median)
$12
$30
$65
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,769 - $72,488  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
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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$33,690 - $83,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 239
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $65.44  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
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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$33,690 - $83,584  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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Job Description for Reading Specialist

Reading specialists generally work at elementary and middle schools to help students develop their reading skills, and may occasionally work with high school students, as well.

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Reading Specialist Tasks

  • Build rapport and develop agreements with preschool and family child care programs.
  • May mentor or supervise other reading coaches.
  • Advocate for and support early literacy knowledge and skills development.
  • Determine literacy training needs and develop a training course utilizing traditional and non-traditional methods.
  • Research and assess literacy training needs, and helps develop or improve literacy curriculum.

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Pay by Experience Level for Reading Specialist

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


Reading Specialists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. As Reading Specialists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $62K.

Reading Specialist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Reading Specialist in Fort Lauderdale:
"Teachers are underpaid and it's not fair."
Make sure your job title is what you are actually doing. Inquire about bonuses, salary, and teach in a school where you feel appreciated. Follow up with teachers to make sure they are implementing resources you provided to help students succeed. Don't teach in south Florida, up north pays much more and the cost of living in Florida is ridiculous as well as the people.

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Experience Affects Reading Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 22%
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