Reading Specialist Salary

The majority of Reading Specialists in the United States — just over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $34K to $73K per year, and the median is $51K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Reading Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and a little more than half claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,816 - $71,464
$36K
$51K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,529
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$11.48 - $39.23
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MEDIAN: $19.90
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$0$72K
Salary $35,816 - $71,464
Bonus $364.92 - $7,397
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$34,169 - $72,734
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 269
Hourly Data $0$109
Hourly Rate $11.48 - $39.23
Overtime $109.00
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $364.92 - $7,397
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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$34,169 - $72,734
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

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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

  • 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.
  • Advocate for and support early literacy knowledge and skills development.
  • Build rapport and develop agreements with preschool and family child care programs.
  • May mentor or supervise other reading coaches.

Common Career Paths for Reading Specialist


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As Reading Specialists transition into upper-level roles like Elementary School Teacher, they may see a sharp decline in salary. Elementary School Teachers will usually earn $40K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Reading Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Reading Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Reading Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Reading Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Reading Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 110 salaries. A Reading Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 49 salaries.

Reading Specialist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Reading Specialist?

Reading Specialist in Richmond:
"Lack of respect."
Find another job. Teachers are under appreciated.

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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Key Stats for Reading Specialist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Reading Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Reading Specialist Salaries

Data Analysis
▲28%

Teaching
▲7%

reading specialist
▲3%

National Average
$50,000

Reading
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 28%
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