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Highest Paying Industries for Secondary School Special Education Teachers

The top 37 highest paying industries for secondary 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 $65,640, local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) is the highest paying industry for secondary school special education teachers. It is followed by services for the elderly and persons with disabilities industry (average annual salary $62,110). 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 secondary school special education teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 37 Highest Paying Industries for Secondary School Special Education Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$65,640
350
2 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$62,110
n/a
3 Individual and Family Services
$61,520
380
4 Social Assistance
$59,520
520
5 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$58,530
121,950
6 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$58,530
120,870
7 Educational Services - Local government owned
$58,510
121,600
8 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$58,480
124,460
9 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$58,160
80
10 Hospitals - State government owned
$58,160
80
11 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$57,930
131,910
12 Educational Services
$57,900
132,760
13 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$57,630
1,920
14 Educational Services - State government owned
$57,630
1,920
15 State government, including schools and hospitals
$56,640
2,500
16 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$56,110
850
17 Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,110
850
18 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$55,750
140
19 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$55,540
710
20 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$55,180
210
21 Educational Support Services
$54,630
790
22 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$52,580
100
23 Hospitals - Privately owned
$52,350
130
24 Health Care and Social Assistance
$51,650
1,830
25 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$51,550
500
26 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$49,610
9,120
27 Educational Services - Privately owned
$49,540
9,230
28 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$49,060
470
29 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,890
60
30 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$47,440
40
31 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$46,990
830
32 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$46,700
1,060
33 Other Residential Care Facilities
$45,830
230
34 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$45,720
370
35 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$44,840
80
36 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$44,100
30
37 Other Schools and Instruction
$41,340
40
See also: Highest paying cities for secondary school special education teachers.