The salary statistics of special education teachers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare special education teacher salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for special education teachers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $94,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid special education teachers is $27,580.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of special education teachers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of special education teachers in 27 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $61,890. The lowest paying industry is the offices of mental health practitioners (except physicians) industry (annual salary $38,030). For detailed special education teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Offices of All Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Individual and Family Services|| |
|Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities|| |
|Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities|| |
|Other Residential Care Facilities|| |
|Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities|| |
|Social Assistance|| |
|Nursing and Residential Care Facilities|| |
|Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Child Day Care Services|| |
|Vocational Rehabilitation Services|| |
|Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .