Special Education Teacher Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Special Education Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,910
25th Percentile Wage
$46,880
50th Percentile Wage
$58,910
75th Percentile Wage
$75,390
90th Percentile Wage
$94,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for special education teachers in the industry sector of educational 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 $94,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid special education teachers is $38,910.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,910
1.77% 6.25%
2016
$57,870
1.69% -
2015
$56,890
1.21% -
2014
$56,200
1.73% -
2013
$55,230
0.00% -
2012
$55,230
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Compare Special Education Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of special education teachers in 22 industries in the educational 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 technical and trade schools industry with an annual salary $60,560. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $35,280). For detailed special education teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Technical and Trade Schools
$60,560
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$60,560
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$59,530
Educational Services - Local government owned
$59,520
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$58,960
Educational Services
$58,910
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$58,100
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$58,020
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$57,960
Educational Services - State government owned
$57,870
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$57,330
Educational Support Services
$55,180
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$54,790
Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$53,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$52,930
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$51,220
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$50,450
Educational Services - Privately owned
$50,230
Junior colleges - State government owned
$50,100
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$40,830
Other Schools and Instruction
$38,040
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$35,280

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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