$63,668
Avg. Salary
$21.28
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,056

Bonus

$2,496

Profit Sharing

$4,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Education Director is $21.28 per hour.

The average pay for an Education Director is $63,668 per year.

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$35.00
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MEDIAN $21.28
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MEDIAN $63,668
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$0$107K
Salary $36,955 - $106,575
Bonus $0.00 - $14,954
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $35,479
Commission $4,000
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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$35,785 - $107,510
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,242
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $14.00 - $35.00
Overtime $21.40 - $34.96
Annual Data $0$107K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,954
Commission $4,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $35,479
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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$35,785 - $107,510
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 124

Job Description for Education Director

Education directors may have a variety of roles and responsibilities depending on the institution for which they work. For example, if they work for a large network of early childhood education outlets, they would interact with small children and their family on a daily basis. In other settings, such as institutions of higher learning, the education director is akin to (or even a replacement title for) the dean of academic affairs. There is also usually a supervisory component to this position. For example, an education director may provide performance reviews for the instructors working under them and settling any disputes that may arise. Planning, staffing, and coordination skills are needed to ensure that all positions are covered during the academic calendar, as well as to arrange any visits required for accreditation purposes. Education directors are expected to oversee and provide leadership to the instructors of an institution (or a department within the institution) and they help create and approve new curriculum and train the school’s instructors.

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Education Director Tasks
  • Supervise all education-related programs and staff, including budgets.
  • Teach courses when expertise or scheduling requires.
  • Provide expertise on curriculum, learning standards and policy.
  • Participate in formal and informal meetings with educators, students and the community to assess needs and satisfaction.

Education Director Pay By Employer

$0$42K

$38,999

Common Career Paths for Education Director


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Education Directors who move on to become Executive Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Executive Directors get paid an average of $75K per year. A lot of Education Directors advance their careers by becoming Education Program Directors and Education Program Management Directors. However, those positions offer $7K less and $8K less per year on average.

Education Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Education Director


Education Directors report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Budget Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Event Planning as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Grant Writing and Curriculum Planning also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Curriculum Planning also know People Management and Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Education Director

Pay by Experience for an Education Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Education Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 182 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Education Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 200 salaries. An experienced Education Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 260 salaries. An Education Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 136 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,617

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Education Directors, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Education Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+38 percent), Washington (+35 percent), Chicago (+29 percent), and Houston (+26 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Atlanta is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Pittsburgh and 4 percent less in Portland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Education Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Education Director?

Education Director in St. Louis:
"Director of Education."
Pros: Impacting students and being involved in developing a successful academic institution.
Cons: I feel overworked. I am not pleased with the character of the people I report to. I feel under appreciated by the people I report to. There is a lack of communication and organisation.

Education Director in Manhasset:
"Work hard work smart."
Be prepared. Value what you do and make sure others see what you're doing and value to work that you do.

Education Director in Hackettstown:
"Healthcare Has Changed (For the Worse)"
Be very prepared to show how your education and training programs impact the organization by quantifying outcomes.

Education Director in Atlanta:
Get instructional Design certifications.

Education Director in Cincinnati:
"Management."
Pros: Love the work culture, mission and the constant creativity.
Cons: Overworked and understaffed - Not enough support financially to do things departmentally that will move program forward.

Education Director in Costa Mesa:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Working for a small non-profit is wonderful because of the liberty one has to run a program from top to bottom. The work is rewarding if you are passionate about the cause because you are dedicating your career to taking action for what you believe is important.
Cons: At times, working for a small non-profit gets overwhelming because you have to run one or more full programs and keep them financially stable simultaneously. Small organizations also often lack the administrative support of larger organizations.

Education Director in Kirkland:
"Surviving A Non Profit."
Pros: The interactive nature working in a small organization with many demands. As a team we juggle running a school with over 60 classes and 350 students, running an active art exhibitions program and raising money to cover overhead.
Cons: Over worked and underpaid. The structure of non-profits, styled after corporations but without the capital structure to support the demands and pay and recognize the contribution of staff.

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Key Stats for Education Director

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 205 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Education Director Salaries

▲25%

▲13%

National Average
$62,000

▼5%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Education Director Salaries






Clinical Education
▲1%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$62,000



Grant Writing
▼36%

Event Planning
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 205 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 22%