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Special Education Teacher Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of special education teachers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare special education teacher salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Special Education Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,940
25th Percentile Wage
$42,410
50th Percentile Wage
$59,760
75th Percentile Wage
$173,660
90th Percentile Wage
$174,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for special education teachers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) special education teachers is $174,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid special education teachers is $34,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of special education teachers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
2014
$59,760
1.86% 21.84%
2013
$58,650
20.36% -
2012
$46,710
- -

Compare Special Education Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of special education teachers in three industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for special education teacher occupations is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry with an annual salary $59,760. The lowest paying industry is the scientific research and development services industry (annual salary $59,760). For detailed special education teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$59,760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,760
Scientific Research and Development Services
$59,760

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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