Reading Specialist Salary

Over one-half of Reading Specialists in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $34K to $82K per year, but median earnings come to around $50K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, somewhere between a fifth and a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,199 - $71,420

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$12.26 - $63.62

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,199 - $71,420  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
Total Pay (?
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$34,133 - $81,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $63.62  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
   
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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$34,133 - $81,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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.


For Reading Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $43K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $49K. For Reading Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $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 23%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 23%
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