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Special Education Teacher Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of special education teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare special education teacher salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Special Education Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,540
25th Percentile Wage
$49,360
50th Percentile Wage
$61,590
75th Percentile Wage
$74,160
90th Percentile Wage
$86,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for special education teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $86,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid special education teachers is $38,540.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,5902.61%10.96%
201559,9801.13%-
201459,3005.43%-
201356,0802.21%-
201254,840--

Compare Special Education Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of special education teachers in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $65,180. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $57,610). For detailed special education teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$65,180
Federal government, including USPS
$65,180
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$61,590
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$60,450
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$59,460
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$58,450
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$58,440
State government, including schools and hospitals
$57,610

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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