Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Florida

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,740
25th Percentile Wage
$44,490
50th Percentile Wage
$52,520
75th Percentile Wage
$63,440
90th Percentile Wage
$77,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary 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 $77,800. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,740.

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
$52,520
8.70% 10.26%
2016
$47,950
-2.00% -
2015
$48,910
3.33% -
2014
$47,280
1.10% -
2013
$46,760
-0.79% -
2012
$47,130
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of Florida ranges from $41,240 to $71,350. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Florida is South Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $71,350. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (mean annual salary $58,910). The lowest paying area is Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$71,350
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$58,910
Jacksonville
$57,830
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$56,570
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$54,790
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$49,130
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$47,830
Tallahassee
$47,460
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$47,170
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$43,520
Gainesville
$43,250
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$41,470
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$41,240




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