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Highest Paying States for Secondary School Special Education Teachers

The highest paying states 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 of secondary school special education teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $76,880, Connecticut is the highest paying state for secondary school special education teachers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $76,620). 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 secondary school special education teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

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

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Connecticut
$76,880
$49,540 2,030
2 California
$76,620
$44,900 10,140
3 New York
$75,980
$50,560 17,280
4 Alaska
$74,210
$52,770 240
5 New Jersey
$72,220
$53,030 6,280
6 Rhode Island
$70,220
$46,650 390
7 Oregon
$69,480
$44,770 970
8 Massachusetts
$66,620
$40,710 4,440
9 District of Columbia
$65,480
$47,210 650
10 Michigan
$65,240
$40,870 2,060
11 Washington
$63,200
$44,940 1,940
12 Illinois
$63,140
$38,630 6,910
13 Maryland
$63,110
$41,430 3,320
14 Delaware
$62,770
$46,490 310
15 Virginia
$62,750
$42,670 4,100
16 Minnesota
$61,920
$39,450 3,410
17 Pennsylvania
$61,900
$40,860 7,180
18 New Hampshire
$60,700
$38,550 720
19 Vermont
$60,100
$41,980 490
20 Georgia
$57,820
$39,850 2,800
21 Wyoming
$57,760
$42,160 340
22 Texas
$56,720
$42,120 10,620
23 Nebraska
$56,370
$39,710 920
24 Iowa
$55,480
$40,120 1,200
25 Ohio
$55,470
$36,840 6,870
26 Hawaii
$55,070
$41,040 650
27 Kentucky
$53,580
$40,890 2,100
28 Alabama
$53,390
$41,760 710
29 South Carolina
$52,840
$35,620 1,410
30 Colorado
$52,020
$36,620 2,120
31 Indiana
$51,900
$35,360 1,990
32 New Mexico
$51,610
$38,550 920
33 Kansas
$51,550
$39,690 940
34 Wisconsin
$50,770
$33,510 1,360
35 Arkansas
$50,580
$38,830 1,340
36 Louisiana
$49,730
$40,300 2,420
37 North Dakota
$49,630
$41,080 370
38 Maine
$48,900
$34,640 900
39 Arizona
$48,570
$33,390 2,250
40 Florida
$47,950
$36,790 2,240
41 Missouri
$47,940
$33,280 2,650
42 Tennessee
$47,430
$33,750 1,900
43 Idaho
$47,170
$32,780 330
44 West Virginia
$45,740
$30,440 720
45 Mississippi
$45,490
$34,280 1,160
46 North Carolina
$45,120
$33,960 4,350
47 Oklahoma
$43,060
$32,720 1,330
48 South Dakota
$42,260
$33,000 500
49 Montana
$39,290
$27,820 720
50 Utah
$38,610
$22,460 910
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