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Highest Paying States for Middle School Special Education Teachers

The highest paying states 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 of middle school special education teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $81,000, Oregon is the highest paying state for middle school special education teachers. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $77,050). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of middle school special education teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Middle School Special Education Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Oregon
$81,000
$49,980 650
2 New York
$77,050
$51,980 10,900
3 Connecticut
$72,820
$44,510 1,090
4 Delaware
$72,440
$45,340 140
5 Alaska
$72,300
$54,060 230
6 California
$72,040
$48,770 5,610
7 Virginia
$71,380
$44,680 3,140
8 Maryland
$69,630
$42,270 3,230
9 Rhode Island
$67,900
$44,160 310
10 Massachusetts
$67,430
$38,610 3,610
11 New Jersey
$65,750
$52,340 6,920
12 Minnesota
$63,650
$41,050 1,620
13 Vermont
$63,350
$44,810 270
14 Washington
$62,250
$43,740 1,210
15 Pennsylvania
$62,170
$42,770 3,100
16 District of Columbia
$62,000
$39,950 210
17 Michigan
$61,280
$40,920 830
18 Ohio
$59,530
$37,410 4,560
19 Wyoming
$59,240
$45,690 250
20 Iowa
$58,270
$39,990 380
21 Illinois
$57,750
$38,200 3,130
22 Texas
$57,380
$43,040 6,640
23 North Dakota
$57,250
$41,930 140
24 Idaho
$55,840
$34,950 60
25 New Hampshire
$55,060
$35,510 580
26 Nebraska
$55,020
$40,430 530
27 Georgia
$55,010
$38,860 4,210
28 Wisconsin
$54,260
$39,990 770
29 South Carolina
$53,740
$36,480 1,260
30 Alabama
$53,680
$40,320 420
31 Kentucky
$52,870
$40,410 1,400
32 Maine
$51,850
$34,810 560
33 Hawaii
$51,420
$40,340 400
34 Florida
$51,040
$40,490 2,490
35 Kansas
$50,740
$39,130 490
36 Missouri
$50,680
$34,480 1,170
37 Nevada
$50,130
$41,420 400
38 Tennessee
$50,010
$39,360 930
39 Colorado
$49,960
$36,260 1,660
40 Arkansas
$49,950
$39,720 800
41 Indiana
$49,910
$33,570 960
42 Louisiana
$49,200
$41,290 1,610
43 New Mexico
$48,090
$34,430 460
44 Utah
$46,630
$23,500 670
45 Mississippi
$46,130
$34,790 850
46 North Carolina
$45,600
$34,220 3,090
47 Arizona
$43,420
$32,750 1,550
48 South Dakota
$42,730
$33,490 290
49 West Virginia
$42,550
$32,350 920
50 Oklahoma
$42,080
$32,970 940
51 Montana
$38,520
$23,840 250
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