Middle School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for middle school special education teachers in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of middle school special education teachers amongst Alabama metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Middle School Special Education Teachers in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,320
25th Percentile Wage
$45,760
50th Percentile Wage
$53,680
75th Percentile Wage
$59,900
90th Percentile Wage
$63,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle school special education teachers in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,320.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of middle school special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,680
4.28% 4.53%
2016
$51,380
3.72% -
2015
$49,470
-2.51% -
2014
$50,710
-4.08% -
2013
$52,780
2.90% -
2012
$51,250
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Middle School Special Education Teachers in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in state of Alabama ranges from $48,280 to $53,450. The highest paying area for middle school special education teachers in Alabama is Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,450. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $52,020). The lowest paying area is Tuscaloosa with a median annual salary of $48,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$53,450
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$52,020
Decatur
$51,610
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$51,390
Birmingham-Hoover
$51,200
Montgomery
$49,570
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$48,710
Tuscaloosa
$48,280




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