Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary 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 secondary school special education teachers among Alabama cities 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 Secondary School Special Education Teachers in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,060
25th Percentile Wage
$41,220
50th Percentile Wage
$49,530
75th Percentile Wage
$57,650
90th Percentile Wage
$62,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary 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 $62,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,530
-7.79% -4.89%
2016
$53,390
1.74% -
2015
$52,460
0.48% -
2014
$52,210
-0.17% -
2013
$52,300
0.67% -
2012
$51,950
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of Alabama ranges from $38,940 to $56,370. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Alabama is Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,370. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Tuscaloosa (mean annual salary $54,410). The lowest paying area is Huntsville with a median annual salary of $38,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$56,370
Tuscaloosa
$54,410
Auburn-Opelika
$53,940
Mobile
$53,760
Decatur
$53,640
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$53,620
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$53,590
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$52,810
Dothan
$52,710
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$52,520
Gadsden
$51,600
Montgomery
$48,110
Anniston-Oxford
$46,560
Birmingham-Hoover
$45,750
Huntsville
$38,940




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