Middle School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for middle school special education teachers in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of middle school special education teachers amongst Florida 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 Middle School Special Education Teachers in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,490
25th Percentile Wage
$44,460
50th Percentile Wage
$51,040
75th Percentile Wage
$61,720
90th Percentile Wage
$74,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle school special education teachers in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,490.

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
$51,040
3.98% 8.68%
2016
$49,010
3.71% -
2015
$47,190
1.95% -
2014
$46,270
1.32% -
2013
$45,660
-2.08% -
2012
$46,610
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in state of Florida ranges from $44,690 to $70,260. The highest paying area for middle school special education teachers in Florida is South Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,260. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (mean annual salary $55,710). The lowest paying area is Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville with a median annual salary of $44,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$70,260
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$55,710
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$54,620
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$54,290
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$54,130
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$53,480
Gainesville
$49,790
Jacksonville
$47,880
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$47,710
Tallahassee
$47,030
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$46,970
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$46,790
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$45,060
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$44,690




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