Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary school special education teachers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of secondary school special education teachers amongst Colorado 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,070
25th Percentile Wage
$44,030
50th Percentile Wage
$52,740
75th Percentile Wage
$66,140
90th Percentile Wage
$79,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary school special education teachers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $79,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,070.

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
$52,740
1.37% 1.16%
2016
$52,020
0.71% -
2015
$51,650
-0.91% -
2014
$52,120
0.59% -
2013
$51,810
-0.62% -
2012
$52,130
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of Colorado ranges from $38,640 to $65,360. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $65,360. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $56,540). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$65,360
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$56,540
Grand Junction
$52,170
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$50,930
Pueblo
$50,900
Fort Collins-Loveland
$50,860
Greeley
$50,750
Colorado Springs
$47,690
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$46,700
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$38,640




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