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Special Education Teacher Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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.

Average Annual Salary of Special Education Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,990
25th Percentile Wage
$38,220
50th Percentile Wage
$50,570
75th Percentile Wage
$68,850
90th Percentile Wage
$106,550

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 $106,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid special education teachers is $27,990.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,570
6.47% 11.23%
2016
$47,300
1.90% -
2015
$46,400
2.67% -
2014
$45,160
1.33% -
2013
$44,560
-0.74% -
2012
$44,890
- -

Compare Special Education Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of special education teachers in 29 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 home health care services industry with an annual salary $62,610. The lowest paying industry is the nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities) industry (annual salary $43,260). For detailed special education teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Home Health Care Services
$62,610
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$61,400
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$61,350
Hospitals - State government owned
$60,650
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$60,540
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$60,280
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$59,620
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$58,870
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$58,530
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$58,050
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$55,530
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$55,530
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$55,070
Hospitals - Privately owned
$54,120
Individual and Family Services
$53,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$51,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$51,170
Social Assistance
$49,800
Other Residential Care Facilities
$47,580
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$46,990
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$46,720
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$46,660
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$46,430
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$46,270
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$46,120
Child Day Care Services
$46,010
Outpatient Care Centers
$43,600
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$43,350
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$43,260

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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