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
$38,120
25th Percentile Wage
$46,060
50th Percentile Wage
$57,870
75th Percentile Wage
$73,820
90th Percentile Wage
$92,950

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 $92,950. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid special education teachers is $38,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of special education teachers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,8701.69%4.56%
201556,8901.21%-
201456,2001.73%-
201355,2300.00%-
201255,230--

Compare Special Education Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of special education teachers in 21 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 junior colleges - local government owned industry with an annual salary $61,540. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $40,680). For detailed special education teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$61,540
Technical and Trade Schools
$60,400
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$60,400
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$59,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$58,450
Educational Services - Local government owned
$58,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$57,920
Educational Services
$57,870
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$57,840
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$56,820
Educational Services - State government owned
$56,680
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$56,100
Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$53,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$53,360
Educational Support Services
$52,980
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$49,640
Educational Services - Privately owned
$49,550
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$48,260
Other Schools and Instruction
$47,240
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$42,430
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$40,680

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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