Average Reading Specialist Salary

Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for a Reading Specialist is $51,246.
MEDIAN $51,246
Is Reading Specialist your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
How it works:
Enter city & years of experience
Add pay factors like skills & education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
$37k - $71k
$360 - $5k
Total Pay
$34k - $76k

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

Job Description for Reading Specialist

Reading Specialist Tasks
  • 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.
  • Advocate for and support early literacy knowledge and skills development.
  • Build rapport and develop agreements with preschool and family child care programs.
  • May mentor or supervise other reading coaches.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Reading Specialist. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Reading Specialist
Staff Development Coordinator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Reading Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Reading Specialist

Skills in Curriculum Planning, Childhood Education, Data Analysis, English Language and Training are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Reading Specialist

An entry-level Reading Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,549 based on 59 salaries. An early career Reading Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,849 based on 143 salaries. A mid-career Reading Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,342 based on 138 salaries. An experienced Reading Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,583 based on 208 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,987.
Employees with Reading Specialist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 21.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (14.2% more) and Chicago, Illinois (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Detroit, Michigan (7.3% less), Phoenix, Arizona (6.8% less) and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (3.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 660 survey responses.
Entry Level
Early Career
Mid Career
Late Career