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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 $81,850, California is the highest paying state for secondary school special education teachers. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $78,400). 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 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 California
$81,850
$46,480 10,060
2 Connecticut
$78,400
$53,030 1,800
3 New York
$77,100
$49,740 16,880
4 Oregon
$75,740
$48,510 880
5 New Jersey
$73,960
$53,690 6,550
6 Alaska
$73,720
$55,270 270
7 Rhode Island
$71,320
$49,120 400
8 Massachusetts
$69,490
$42,160 4,370
9 District of Columbia
$66,540
$47,060 580
10 Maryland
$65,510
$41,380 2,650
11 Michigan
$64,960
$40,930 1,870
12 Illinois
$64,530
$40,630 7,500
13 Washington
$64,390
$45,800 2,020
14 Vermont
$63,170
$39,360 540
15 Virginia
$62,750
$42,670 4,250
16 Delaware
$62,630
$44,030 270
17 New Hampshire
$62,220
$39,780 720
18 Minnesota
$62,120
$41,590 3,450
19 Pennsylvania
$61,240
$40,730 7,220
20 Texas
$58,500
$42,890 11,590
21 Wyoming
$58,410
$42,090 340
22 Nebraska
$58,320
$40,380 980
23 Nevada
$57,870
$42,980 590
24 Georgia
$57,700
$40,230 3,280
25 Hawaii
$57,260
$39,610 180
26 Ohio
$56,730
$37,620 6,810
27 Iowa
$55,560
$40,530 1,320
28 South Carolina
$55,010
$36,620 1,420
29 Kentucky
$54,360
$40,810 2,170
30 Colorado
$52,740
$38,070 2,220
31 Florida
$52,520
$39,740 3,970
32 New Mexico
$52,340
$37,510 970
33 Indiana
$51,790
$35,260 1,850
34 Wisconsin
$51,050
$34,520 1,040
35 North Dakota
$51,050
$41,720 400
36 Louisiana
$50,870
$40,470 2,680
37 Kansas
$50,860
$38,140 860
38 Arkansas
$50,530
$38,750 1,160
39 Maine
$50,530
$34,630 860
40 Tennessee
$50,070
$37,110 2,860
41 Alabama
$49,530
$30,060 600
42 Mississippi
$48,100
$35,470 1,180
43 Idaho
$47,710
$32,110 290
44 Arizona
$47,180
$34,210 2,530
45 North Carolina
$46,980
$34,800 4,330
46 West Virginia
$43,510
$29,470 960
47 Missouri
$43,500
$32,910 2,690
48 Oklahoma
$43,200
$32,970 1,250
49 South Dakota
$40,870
$32,740 480
50 Montana
$39,350
$27,900 700
51 Utah
$38,650
$22,330 1,090
52 Puerto Rico
$28,420
$17,560 100
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