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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||2-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Scientific Research and Development Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .