Reading Specialist Salary

Reading Specialists in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent over one-half of Reading Specialists. Salaries average out to around $50K per year and spread from $33K to $83K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — roughly a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Reading Specialists. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,686 - $72,000
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,264
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$12.29 - $65.00
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,686 - $72,000  
   
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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$33,479 - $82,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $65.00  
   
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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$33,479 - $82,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $43K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $50K. For Reading Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $62K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 24%
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