Middle School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for middle school special education teachers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of middle school special education teachers among Iowa cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Middle School Special Education Teachers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,700
25th Percentile Wage
$51,090
50th Percentile Wage
$61,460
75th Percentile Wage
$74,810
90th Percentile Wage
$86,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle school special education teachers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $86,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,700.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for middle school special education teachers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of middle school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,4608.72%26.54%
201556,10011.34%-
201449,7406.47%-
201346,5202.94%-
201245,150--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Middle School Special Education Teachers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in state of Iowa ranges from $46,590 to $67,320. The highest paying area for middle school special education teachers in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $67,320. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $64,970). The lowest paying area is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$67,320
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$64,970
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$61,310
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$55,110
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$54,660
Cedar Rapids
$53,450
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$50,710
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$46,590



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