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

The salary statistics of secondary school special education teachers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare secondary school special education teacher salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Secondary School Special Education Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,230
25th Percentile Wage
$38,300
50th Percentile Wage
$48,350
75th Percentile Wage
$64,880
90th Percentile Wage
$89,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary school 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) secondary school special education teachers is $89,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid secondary school special education teachers is $30,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of secondary school special education teachers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,350
-0.29% -4.28%
2016
$48,490
-4.72% -
2015
$50,780
-1.71% -
2014
$51,650
-2.79% -
2013
$53,090
5.03% -
2012
$50,420
- -

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

The average salaries of secondary school special education teachers in 20 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 secondary school special education teacher occupations is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $64,880. The lowest paying industry is the residential mental health and substance abuse facilities industry (annual salary $44,290). For detailed secondary school special education teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$64,880
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$61,420
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$61,140
Hospitals - State government owned
$59,300
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$59,300
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$57,910
Hospitals - Privately owned
$56,890
Individual and Family Services
$53,270
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$49,680
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$49,680
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$49,470
Social Assistance
$49,450
Other Residential Care Facilities
$49,420
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$46,090
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$46,080
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$45,920
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$45,190
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$45,050
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$44,630
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$44,290

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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