Average Education Director Salary

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The average salary for an Education Director is $63,021.
MEDIAN $63,021
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$38k - $107k
$619 - $15k
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$2k - $57k
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$36k - $109k

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Job Description for Education Director

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.

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Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Education Director

Skills in Program Development and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Program Management, People Management and Curriculum Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Education Director

An entry-level Education Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,004 based on 13 salaries. An early career Education Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,497 based on 274 salaries. A mid-career Education Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,419 based on 312 salaries. An experienced Education Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,083 based on 463 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,354.
Employees with Education Director in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 45.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (12.3% more) and New York, New York (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.4% less), Chicago, Illinois (4.8% less) and Dallas, Texas (3.8% less).

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