$49,781
Avg. Salary
$19.46
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,982

Bonus

$4,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Educational Specialist is $19.46 per hour.

The average pay for an Educational Specialist is $49,781 per year.

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$13.73
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$36.96
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MEDIAN $19.46
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MEDIAN $49,781
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$0$79K
Salary $32,975 - $78,816
Bonus $339 - $6,088
Profit Sharing $4,500
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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$31,877 - $79,331
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 577
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $13.73 - $36.96
Overtime $18.83 - $34.92
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $339 - $6,088
Profit Sharing $4,500
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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$31,877 - $79,331
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 173

Job Description

The main responsibility of an education specialist is to make positive changes to how students learn in particular institutions and programs. These specialists often work closely with program directors and teachers, and must make sure that the curricula and activities offered will work well with the particular age range of students. They generally serve as consultants who work to make useful changes which make educational programs more effective.

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Educational Specialist Tasks
  • Provide instructional leadership and guidance for testing and curriculum development and delivery.
  • Conduct workshops and trainings on best practices and state-of-the-field.
  • Coach and assist with curriculum and report writing, including analysis of metrics.
  • Administer, evaluate, and interpret tests and their results, and make recommendations for educational plans.

Common Career Paths


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Educational Specialists' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Education & Training Consultant. The average Education & Training Consultant brings home $63K per year. Educational Specialists most frequently advance into Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator and Non-Profit Program Manager roles even though the median salaries are $12K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills


Survey results imply that Educational Specialists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Public Speaking, Training Program Development, Project Management, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Event Planning and Case Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Curriculum Planning also know Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for an Educational Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Educational Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 187 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Educational Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Educational Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 103 salaries. An Educational Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 60 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,045

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

Surpassing the national average by 60 percent, Educational Specialists in Baltimore receive some of the highest pay in the country. Educational Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+24 percent), Dallas (+23 percent), Washington (+19 percent), and Honolulu (+15 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 7 percent less in New York and 6 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Educational Specialist?

Educational Specialist in Chicago:
"Meaningful work with low pay and unrealistic expectations."
Pros: Working with members, creating curriculum, and having the ability to work from different locations.
Cons: Under appreciated, a disconnection between upper management and staff, the work load, under compensation, everything is about money and numbers

Educational Specialist in Tarrytown:
"Satisfying."
Pros: the people
Cons: traffic

Educational Specialist in Manteca:
"Suburb of Bay Area, growth climate."
Pros: Children’s schools are good and close to work
Cons: City’s infrastructure is lacking

Educational Specialist in Los Angeles:
"Work hard and play hard."
Pros: The city, people, and weather.
Cons: None

Educational Specialist in Anaheim:
"Good."
Pros: Proximity to home, large mix diverse culture.
Cons: Crime.

Educational Specialist in Tyler:
Pros: Flex hours, different cultures, co workers.
Cons: Stress levels and management, office conditions.

Educational Specialist in St. Paul:
"Fulfilling."
Pros: Working with educators to change policy.
Cons:

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲35%

▲22%

▲3%

National Average
$48,000

▼10%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Public Speaking
▲7%


Project Management
▲4%


Training
▲2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Data Analysis
▼3%

Program Management
▼3%

Counseling
▼7%


Teaching
▼10%

Case Management
▼21%

Event Planning
▼25%

Customer Service
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 16%