What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Teaches reading skills to elementary and secondary school students. Helps students with reading, writing and pronouncing words. Often works with students with learning disabilities.
There were 208 Reading Teacher job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 6245 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Reading Teacher industry, which includes the Reading Teacher career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Reading Teacher jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $45,507.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $43,184.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Reading Teacher postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $40,605.
Education and Experience
Posted Reading Teacher jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Reading Teacher jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||61%|
|3 to 5 years||37%|
|6 to 8 years||1%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Reading Teacher positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (30%)
- Planning (26%)
- Writing (25%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (23%)
- Research (20%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Teaching (88%)
- Lesson Planning (21%)
- Special Education (13%)
- Tutoring (12%)
- Assessment Data (8%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Staff Development (7%)
- Progress Reports (7%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Learning Styles (7%)
- Managing Student Data (5%)
- Elementary Education (4%)
- Student Placement (3%)
- Language Arts (3%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- English as a Second Language (2%) – marginal value $3,570
- Learning Styles (7%) – marginal value $2,718
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Reading Teacher skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Reading Specialist
- Reading Interventionist
- Beginning Reading Teacher
- Middle School Reading Teacher
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Math Teacher
- History / Social Studies Teacher
- English / Language Arts Teacher
- Physical Education Teacher
- Elementary School Teacher
- Middle / High School Teacher
- Science Teacher
- Bilingual / ESL / Foreign Language Teacher
- Special Education Teacher
Here are the employers that have posted the most Reading Teacher jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Sylvan Learning Center (100)
- C2Educate (71)
- Pasco County Schools (42)
- C2 Education (39)
- Hillsborough County Public Schools (38)
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (13)
- Chatham County Schools (5)
- Union County Public Schools (5)
- Tmsa Public Charter Schools (5)
- Als Education, Llc (4)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!
- Curriculum and Instruction: New Literacies and Global Learning Master's Degrees
- Special Education Master's Degrees
- Special Education for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Graduate Certificates