Average Education Director Salary
$62,000 yearly
$30.05 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$41,000
10 %
$62,000
Median
$94,000
90 %
What Is The Average Education Director Salary?
The average education director salary is $62,514 per year, or $30.05 per hour, in the United States. Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $41,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $94,000. Many of education directors seem to be drawn to non profits and health care companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case education directors tend to work at health care, non profits, and education companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Hawaii and Maryland pay education directors the highest salaries.

Average Education Director Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where education directors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Education Director average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$59,273
$59,273
$28.50
$28.50
Alaska
Alaska
$54,449
$54,449
$26.18
$26.18
Arizona
Arizona
$58,427
$58,427
$28.09
$28.09
Arkansas
Arkansas
$54,930
$54,930
$26.41
$26.41
California
California
$98,788
$98,788
$47.49
$47.49
Colorado
Colorado
$62,896
$62,896
$30.24
$30.24
Connecticut
Connecticut
$61,709
$61,709
$29.67
$29.67
Delaware
Delaware
$71,583
$71,583
$34.41
$34.41
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$74,667
$74,667
$35.90
$35.90
Florida
Florida
$62,778
$62,778
$30.18
$30.18
Georgia
Georgia
$57,325
$57,325
$27.56
$27.56
Hawaii
Hawaii
$89,321
$89,321
$42.94
$42.94
Idaho
Idaho
$53,352
$53,352
$25.65
$25.65
Illinois
Illinois
$56,126
$56,126
$26.98
$26.98
Indiana
Indiana
$54,416
$54,416
$26.16
$26.16
Iowa
Iowa
$47,249
$47,249
$22.72
$22.72
Kansas
Kansas
$47,425
$47,425
$22.80
$22.80
Kentucky
Kentucky
$62,921
$62,921
$30.25
$30.25
Louisiana
Louisiana
$63,343
$63,343
$30.45
$30.45
Maine
Maine
$54,513
$54,513
$26.21
$26.21
Maryland
Maryland
$83,380
$83,380
$40.09
$40.09
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$71,136
$71,136
$34.20
$34.20
Michigan
Michigan
$60,407
$60,407
$29.04
$29.04
Minnesota
Minnesota
$54,803
$54,803
$26.35
$26.35
Mississippi
Mississippi
$49,632
$49,632
$23.86
$23.86
Missouri
Missouri
$46,946
$46,946
$22.57
$22.57
Montana
Montana
$55,896
$55,896
$26.87
$26.87
Nebraska
Nebraska
$45,869
$45,869
$22.05
$22.05
Nevada
Nevada
$75,845
$75,845
$36.46
$36.46
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$78,485
$78,485
$37.73
$37.73
New Jersey
New Jersey
$78,883
$78,883
$37.92
$37.92
New Mexico
New Mexico
$60,575
$60,575
$29.12
$29.12
New York
New York
$70,253
$70,253
$33.78
$33.78
North Carolina
North Carolina
$57,964
$57,964
$27.87
$27.87
North Dakota
North Dakota
$70,959
$70,959
$34.11
$34.11
Ohio
Ohio
$53,868
$53,868
$25.90
$25.90
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$58,165
$58,165
$27.96
$27.96
Oregon
Oregon
$62,222
$62,222
$29.91
$29.91
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$58,138
$58,138
$27.95
$27.95
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$70,427
$70,427
$33.86
$33.86
South Carolina
South Carolina
$58,083
$58,083
$27.92
$27.92
South Dakota
South Dakota
$56,207
$56,207
$27.02
$27.02
Tennessee
Tennessee
$60,465
$60,465
$29.07
$29.07
Texas
Texas
$60,418
$60,418
$29.05
$29.05
Utah
Utah
$49,310
$49,310
$23.71
$23.71
Vermont
Vermont
$54,983
$54,983
$26.43
$26.43
Virginia
Virginia
$78,683
$78,683
$37.83
$37.83
Washington
Washington
$53,575
$53,575
$25.76
$25.76
West Virginia
West Virginia
$67,174
$67,174
$32.30
$32.30
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$64,069
$64,069
$30.80
$30.80
Wyoming
Wyoming
$52,687
$52,687
$25.33
$25.33

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Highest Paying Cities For Education Director

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$104,584
$104,584
$50.28
$50.28
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$83,757
$83,757
$40.27
$40.27
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$80,161
$80,161
$38.54
$38.54
Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City, NJ
$78,827
$78,827
$37.90
$37.90
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
$75,463
$75,463
$36.28
$36.28
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$74,602
$74,602
$35.87
$35.87

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Average Education Director Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    2021
    $62,500
    $62,500
    $30.05
    $30.05
    +2.1%
    +2.1%
    2020
    2020
    $61,200
    $61,200
    $29.42
    $29.42
    +1.7%
    +1.7%
    2019
    2019
    $60,100
    $60,100
    $28.91
    $28.91
    +2.4%
    +2.4%
    2018
    2018
    $58,700
    $58,700
    $28.22
    $28.22
    +0.2%
    +0.2%
    2017
    2017
    $58,600
    $58,600
    $28.16
    $28.16
    +1.1%
    +1.1%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Registrar

    Avg. salary: $28,875

    A registrar's role is to process and maintain accurate records within an institution or establishment. They are the main point of communication to obtain various kinds of information. In schools, a registrar is in charge of keeping a student or educator's academic, personal, and financial records. They also have the task of arranging a student's course and class schedules. Furthermore, a registrar may also have other administrative tasks such as responding to calls and other forms of correspondence, producing reports, and process requirements.
    9,932 Registrar Jobs
    Dean

    Avg. salary: $98,486

    A dean is responsible for overseeing the educational operations of the assigned department, enforcing school policies, and monitoring the students' progress by coordinating with the teachers and setting up procedures to improve teaching methods. Deans administer educational training and programs for the students, as well as extra-curricular activities to develop the students' social behavior, maximize their potentials, and increase their self-confidence. They also handle the department's budget, accurately allocating resources and funds to different activities and educational materials.
    773 Dean Jobs
    Committee Chairperson

    Avg. salary: $1,190,336

    A committee chairperson or chair is a presiding officer in an organization who is responsible for leading committee meetings and establishing agendas for the committee members to tackle. Committee chairpersons must provide strong leadership to the organization while reminding committee members about their purpose, mission, and strategic direction. In terms of confidentiality, committee chairpersons must keep business meetings confidential and they must be willing to address committee members who fail to protect confidentiality. They must also report the committee's findings to the organization's board of directors.
    391 Committee Chairperson Jobs
    Co-Chair

    Avg. salary: $155,669

    A co-chair is responsible for supporting the duties and responsibilities under the supervision of a chair. Co-chairs help with the implementation of effective plans and programs that would benefit the organization. They handle fundraising events, marketing campaigns for promotional programs, audit reports, and evaluating the committee's suggestions and recommendations for its success. A co-chair must have excellent communication and leadership skills and critical-thinking on developing strategies to supervise meetings and events alongside the chair.
    3,996 Co-Chair Jobs
    Department Chairperson

    Avg. salary: $101,081

    A Department Chairperson is a faculty member who provides academic and administrative leadership to an academic department. They exercise leadership in recruiting and retaining capable faculty, communicate departmental needs and desires to the Dean and Provost, and coordinate the academic advisement process.
    14,992 Department Chairperson Jobs
    Chairperson

    Avg. salary: $157,176

    A chairperson is responsible for managing the overall business team, ensuring everyone's compliance with the company's strategies and processes to reach the highest business goals and objectives. A chairperson's duties also include monitoring the staff's performance, analyzing the committee's performance and decisions, providing reports and updates during meetings, improving the current policies and procedures as necessary, and facilitating committee's programs and special events. A chairperson must have excellent leadership and communication skills to lead the team towards its organizational success.
    402 Chairperson Jobs

    Education Director Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for an education director can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Education Directors The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and The University of Iowa as they offer the highest salaries for education directors.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Education Director SalaryEducation Director Salary Range
    1Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
    4.8
    $85,352
    $50k
    $95k
    2The University of Iowa
    4.5
    $72,902
    $50k
    $95k
    3University of California Press
    4.3
    $72,059
    $50k
    $95k
    4Accenture
    4.8
    $71,761
    $50k
    $95k
    5bluebird bio
    3.8
    $69,941
    $50k
    $95k
    6Verizon Communications
    4.7
    $69,292
    $50k
    $95k

    Recently Added Education Director Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Director, Education Coaching
    Director, Education Coaching
    San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco, CA
    08/06/2021
    08/06/2021
    $135,000
    $135,000
    08/06/2021
    Metropolitan Ministries, Inc.
    Metropolitan Ministries, Inc.
    Director of Education Support
    Director of Education Support
    Director of Education Support
    Tampa, FL
    Tampa, FL
    08/06/2021
    08/06/2021
    $55,000
    $55,000
    08/06/2021
    Director of Postdoctoral Education
    Director of Postdoctoral Education
    Columbia, MD
    Columbia, MD
    08/05/2021
    08/05/2021
    $62,000
    $62,000
    08/05/2021
    Director of Graduate Medical Education (GME)
    Director of Graduate Medical Education (GME)
    Riverside, CA
    Riverside, CA
    08/05/2021
    08/05/2021
    $58,000
    $58,000
    08/05/2021
    Director, Workforce & Community Education
    Director, Workforce & Community Education
    Frederick, MD
    Frederick, MD
    08/05/2021
    08/05/2021
    $72,546
    $72,546
    08/05/2021
    Director of Education
    Director of Education
    Allen, TX
    Allen, TX
    08/05/2021
    08/05/2021
    $30,000
    $30,000
    08/05/2021
    Director of DEI Education
    Director of DEI Education
    Harrisburg, PA
    Harrisburg, PA
    08/04/2021
    08/04/2021
    $76,695
    $76,695
    08/04/2021
    Watson Institute
    Watson Institute
    Director of Education
    Director of Education
    Director of Education
    Boulder, CO
    Boulder, CO
    08/04/2021
    08/04/2021
    $60,000
    $60,000
    08/04/2021
    Stockton Unified School District
    Stockton Unified School District
    Director of Educational Equity/Lcap
    Director of Educational Equity/Lcap
    Director of Educational Equity/Lcap
    Stockton, CA
    Stockton, CA
    08/04/2021
    08/04/2021
    $138,261
    $138,261
    08/04/2021
    Director, Re/Max University Learning & Education
    Director, Re/Max University Learning & Education
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    08/04/2021
    08/04/2021
    $80,000
    $80,000
    08/04/2021

    Average Education Director Salary by Demographic

    Education Director Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $77,710
    female-income
    Female Income
    $70,858
    Median Education Director Income by Race
    Asian education directors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american education directors have the lowest average salary at $72,232.
    $78,000
    $77,000
    $76,000
    $75,000
    $74,000
    $73,000
    $72,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$74,202
    White$73,527
    Black or African American$72,232
    Asian$76,736
    Hispanic or Latino$74,723
    Average Education Director Salary by Education Level
    Education directors with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $84,767 annually. With a Masters degree, education directors earn a median annual income of $70,858 compared to $56,996 for education directors with an Bachelors degree.
    $87,000
    $81,000
    $75,000
    $69,000
    $63,000
    $57,000
    $51,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$70,858
    Bachelor's Degree$56,996
    Doctorate Degree$84,767