The average salary for an Education Director in Chicago, Illinois is $56,285.
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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. …Read more
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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Popular Skills for Education Director
Skills in Program Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategic Planning, Curriculum Planning, Budget Management and People Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Education Director
An early career Education Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $57,282 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Education Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,072 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Education Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,456 based on 15 salaries.
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Employees with Education Director in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 62.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (51.0% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (24.4% more).
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