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Highest Paying Industries for Middle School Special Education Teachers

The top 23 highest paying industries for middle school 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 $71,220, vocational rehabilitation services is the highest paying industry for middle school special education teachers. It is followed by federal, state, and local government (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $69,230). 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 middle school special education teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 23 Highest Paying Industries for Middle School Special Education Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$71,220
40
2 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$69,230
190
3 Federal, State, and Local Government
$69,230
190
4 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$68,010
170
5 Social Assistance
$63,000
60
6 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$57,260
88,330
7 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$57,220
88,930
8 Educational Services - Local government owned
$57,200
88,760
9 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$57,160
89,640
10 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$56,810
93,920
11 Educational Services
$56,760
94,370
12 State government, including schools and hospitals
$49,570
710
13 Educational Support Services
$49,470
450
14 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$49,260
680
15 Educational Services - State government owned
$49,260
680
16 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$49,240
430
17 Educational Services - Privately owned
$48,940
4,920
18 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$48,920
4,900
19 Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,370
240
20 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$43,800
60
21 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$43,790
90
22 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$43,280
130
23 Other Residential Care Facilities
$41,760
40
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