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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 $75,290, Alaska is the highest paying state for middle school special education teachers. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $74,120). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Alaska
$75,290
$55,510 200
2 New York
$74,120
$51,170 11,320
3 Delaware
$72,540
$43,190 100
4 Connecticut
$70,890
$43,340 1,140
5 Oregon
$69,620
$45,070 670
6 Rhode Island
$69,620
$44,480 340
7 California
$68,240
$45,310 6,910
8 Massachusetts
$67,140
$37,820 4,000
9 New Jersey
$64,830
$52,110 6,650
10 Illinois
$64,050
$41,910 5,080
11 Virginia
$63,690
$42,470 2,760
12 Michigan
$62,200
$40,170 1,080
13 Pennsylvania
$62,150
$41,870 3,250
14 District of Columbia
$61,510
$39,640 210
15 Iowa
$61,460
$39,700 580
16 Minnesota
$61,020
$39,670 1,460
17 Washington
$60,610
$43,230 1,230
18 Vermont
$60,310
$42,740 240
19 Maryland
$59,730
$38,660 2,340
20 Wyoming
$58,290
$44,630 220
21 Ohio
$56,740
$36,520 4,620
22 North Dakota
$56,470
$41,500 120
23 Texas
$55,790
$42,770 6,330
24 Idaho
$55,500
$34,680 190
25 New Hampshire
$54,870
$36,050 620
26 Wisconsin
$54,790
$38,810 630
27 Georgia
$53,970
$38,370 4,290
28 Nebraska
$52,990
$40,130 550
29 South Carolina
$52,710
$36,940 1,280
30 Missouri
$52,260
$34,890 1,060
31 Maine
$51,890
$35,330 500
32 Kentucky
$51,760
$40,220 1,520
33 Kansas
$51,500
$39,880 600
34 Hawaii
$51,420
$40,340 400
35 Alabama
$51,380
$37,770 560
36 Tennessee
$51,140
$36,940 770
37 Indiana
$49,690
$34,210 930
38 Arkansas
$49,590
$38,210 640
39 Colorado
$49,480
$35,710 1,670
40 Florida
$49,010
$37,440 2,000
41 New Mexico
$48,920
$32,950 530
42 Louisiana
$48,320
$40,960 1,620
43 South Dakota
$44,280
$33,660 290
44 North Carolina
$44,100
$33,580 3,260
45 Utah
$43,960
$23,430 620
46 Mississippi
$43,330
$33,980 870
47 Montana
$43,280
$25,890 290
48 Oklahoma
$41,990
$32,900 990
49 West Virginia
$41,230
$31,400 930
50 Arizona
$41,140
$31,760 1,550
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