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Highest Paying Industries for Special Education Teachers

The top 65 highest paying industries for special education teachers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $68,670, junior colleges - local government owned is the highest paying industry for special education teachers. It is followed by junior colleges (including private, state, and local government schools) industry (average annual salary $65,510). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of special education teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 65 Highest Paying Industries for Special Education Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$68,670
230
2 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$65,510
250
3 Home Health Care Services
$65,460
n/a
4 Hospitals - State government owned
$64,770
160
5 Federal government, including USPS
$61,120
n/a
6 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$61,120
940
7 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$60,880
610
8 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$60,640
130
9 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$59,760
n/a
10 Scientific Research and Development Services
$59,760
n/a
11 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,760
n/a
12 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$59,620
270
13 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$59,300
4,310
14 Federal, State, and Local Government
$59,300
4,310
15 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$59,140
2,190
16 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$58,880
460
17 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$58,410
320
18 Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$58,360
n/a
19 Technical and Trade Schools
$58,360
n/a
20 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,960
340
21 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$57,640
910
22 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$57,180
1,180
23 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$56,980
n/a
24 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$56,720
n/a
25 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$56,720
432,080
26 Educational Services - Local government owned
$56,710
434,880
27 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$56,700
445,280
28 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$56,300
2,090
29 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$56,220
465,200
30 Educational Services
$56,200
469,840
31 Hospitals - Privately owned
$56,030
750
32 Educational Support Services
$55,720
3,000
33 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$55,060
2,390
34 State government, including schools and hospitals
$54,640
n/a
35 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$54,230
n/a
36 Educational Services - State government owned
$53,920
n/a
37 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$53,360
2,490
38 Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$53,340
n/a
39 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$52,440
660
40 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$52,260
3,010
41 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$51,970
180
42 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$51,780
180
43 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$49,880
200
44 Educational Services - Privately owned
$48,230
n/a
45 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$48,220
330
46 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$48,210
n/a
47 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$47,950
4,230
48 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$47,230
1,110
49 Other Residential Care Facilities
$47,060
940
50 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$46,710
150
51 Outpatient Care Centers
$45,900
460
52 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$45,780
3,180
53 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$45,430
2,210
54 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$45,170
210
55 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$45,170
210
56 Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,160
19,870
57 Individual and Family Services
$44,400
6,450
58 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$43,290
1,090
59 Other Schools and Instruction
$42,850
690
60 Social Assistance
$42,420
12,770
61 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$41,300
n/a
62 Child Day Care Services
$40,730
5,320
63 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$37,340
990
64 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,510
140
65 Civic and Social Organizations
$35,060
40