The average salary for a Reading Specialist is $51,246.
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Job Description for Reading Specialist
Reading specialists generally work at elementary and middle schools to help students develop their reading skills, and may occasionally work with high school students, as well. Reading specialists often work with teachers to help them create efficient plans to teach reading skills in the classroom and may sit in on classes to carry out evaluations. They may also have to coach through classroom demonstrations, so strong public speaking skills are highly beneficial. In some positions, the special…Read more
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.
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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