Descriptions and median base salaries from ASAE research
Chief Education/Content Officer
Oversees all strategic and operational aspects of member and/or public education programs. May be responsible for certification/credentialing program in the absence of a Top Certification Position. May also serve as part of the executive team or have organizational responsibilities in other areas.
Median base salary: $121,770
Manages the development and administration of content for education programs for members and/or the public. May be responsible for the design and implementation of professional training/certification programs offered though specialized courses or workshops. At larger organizations, may report to a Chief Education/Content Officer.
Median base salary: $90,000
Administers education programs for the organization. May design programs, handle registration, and/or coordinate continuing education credits. May have extensive contact with key volunteers.
Median base salary: $62,500
Entry-level knowledge worker who works as an assistant within the education or professional development department. Helps to organize seminars or other educational programming. May require knowledge of web-based tools.
Median base salary: $42,854
Top Certification Position
Develops and administers the operational aspects for certification/credentialing programs of the organization.
Median base salary: $88,368
Coordinates the administration of tests necessary for earning the association’s certification/credential. May have direct contact with candidates and testing vendors.
Median base salary: $48,354
Standards/Credentialing Program Specialist
Responsible for technical activities such as product research and testing, development of product standards, certification of products, field testing, technical manuals, or other technical programs.
Median base salary: $56,000
Source: ASAE, Association Compensation & Benefits Study