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How Much Does a Reading Specialist Earn In The United States?

Reading Specialist Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$72,000
$54,000
$72,000
$95,000
The average reading specialist makes about $72,477 per year. That's $34.84 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $54,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $95,000. Many of reading specialists seem to be drawn to education and non profits companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case reading specialists 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, New Jersey and Maryland pay reading specialists the highest salaries.
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Where Reading Specialists Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Reading Specialists Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a reading specialist is roughly $72,477 per year, which boils down to $34.84 per hour. Interestingly enough, reading specialists have the highest salaries in Washington, DC at about $79,185 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Washington, DC is $50,000. Additionally, reading specialists make more than the average salary in San Jose, CA, Frederick, MD, New York, NY, Fort Worth, TX, and Harrisburg, PA. On a more broad level, reading specialist salaries are highest in California, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, West Virginia, New York, and Kentucky. On the contrary, Utah, North Dakota, and South Dakota offer the lowest reading specialist salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Washington, DC

Salary Range62k - 100k$79k$79,185

San Jose, CA

Salary Range53k - 96k$72k$72,183

Frederick, MD

Salary Range50k - 81k$64k$63,959

New York, NY

Salary Range48k - 79k$62k$62,433

Fort Worth, TX

Salary Range44k - 71k$56k$56,082

Harrisburg, PA

Salary Range42k - 68k$54k$53,603

Chicago, IL

Salary Range39k - 64k$51k$50,755

Detroit, MI

Salary Range37k - 62k$49k$48,609

Overland Park, KS

Salary Range37k - 60k$48k$48,122

Peoria, AZ

Salary Range33k - 57k$44k$43,769
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High Paying Reading Specialist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Reading Specialists The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a reading specialist, being employed by a company such as Summit School or The Vertex Companies would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Derby High School and Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 also report highly competitive salaries for reading specialists.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Summit School
Salary Range76k - 90k$83k$83,150
The Vertex Companies
Salary Range65k - 77k$71k$70,899
Derby High School
Salary Range59k - 71k$65k$64,961
Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12
Salary Range55k - 61k$59k$58,533
Frederick County Public Schools
Salary Range51k - 60k$56k$55,837
Harrisburg School District
Salary Range47k - 59k$53k$53,180
St. Theresa Catholic Church
Salary Range47k - 54k$51k$51,124
Rio Mesa High School
Salary Range43k - 54k$49k$48,562
Frisbie Middle School
Salary Range34k - 43k$39k$38,651
Hempfield Area High School
Salary Range30k - 36k$33k$33,420
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Reading Specialist Salary History

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    Recently Added Reading Specialist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Reading Specialist, Grant Elementary School
    Reading Specialist, Grant Elementary School
    Petaluma, CA
    Petaluma, CA
    01/22/2021
    01/22/2021
    $46,170
    $46,170
    01/22/2021
    Reading Specialist/Remedial Math Teacher
    Reading Specialist/Remedial Math Teacher
    New Oxford, PA
    New Oxford, PA
    11/06/2020
    11/06/2020
    $50,268
    $50,268
    11/06/2020
    Suny Corning Community College
    Suny Corning Community College
    Reading/Writing Specialist-Trio SSS Program
    Reading/Writing Specialist-Trio SSS Program
    Reading/Writing Specialist-Trio SSS Program
    Corning, NY
    Corning, NY
    10/26/2020
    10/26/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    10/26/2020
    Therapy Source
    Therapy Source
    Reading Specialist-Online
    Reading Specialist-Online
    Reading Specialist-Online
    Mount Holly, NJ
    Mount Holly, NJ
    09/02/2020
    09/02/2020
    $83,480
    $83,480
    09/02/2020
    Reading Specialist Needed
    Reading Specialist Needed
    Oreland, PA
    Oreland, PA
    08/03/2020
    08/03/2020
    $33,914
    $33,914
    08/03/2020
    Fort Worth Independent School District
    Fort Worth Independent School District
    Fwcp Specialist IV, Reading Interventionist-Pool
    Fwcp Specialist IV, Reading Interventionist-Pool
    Fwcp Specialist IV, Reading Interventionist-Pool
    Fort Worth, TX
    Fort Worth, TX
    07/08/2020
    07/08/2020
    $51,167
    $51,167
    07/08/2020
    Albany Charter School Network
    Albany Charter School Network
    Title I Reading Specialist
    Title I Reading Specialist
    Title I Reading Specialist
    Tolleson, AZ
    Tolleson, AZ
    06/08/2020
    06/08/2020
    $36,000
    $36,000
    06/08/2020
    Albany Charter School Network
    Albany Charter School Network
    Guided Reading Specialist (Bilingual Sp/Eng)
    Guided Reading Specialist (Bilingual Sp/Eng)
    Guided Reading Specialist (Bilingual Sp/Eng)
    San Jose, CA
    San Jose, CA
    06/08/2020
    06/08/2020
    $55,000
    $55,000
    06/08/2020
    SY: Reading Specialist
    SY: Reading Specialist
    Santa Fe, NM
    Santa Fe, NM
    05/23/2020
    05/23/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    05/23/2020
    Apache Junction Unified School District
    Apache Junction Unified School District
    Title I Reading Specialist
    Title I Reading Specialist
    Title I Reading Specialist
    Apache Junction, AZ
    Apache Junction, AZ
    04/14/2020
    04/14/2020
    $40,050
    $40,050
    04/14/2020