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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,990
25th Percentile Wage
$47,070
50th Percentile Wage
$58,270
75th Percentile Wage
$71,780
90th Percentile Wage
$81,110

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 $81,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,990.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of middle school special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,270
-5.47% 22.52%
2016
$61,460
8.72% -
2015
$56,100
11.34% -
2014
$49,740
6.47% -
2013
$46,520
2.94% -
2012
$45,150
- -

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 $42,560 to $69,950. The highest paying area for middle school special education teachers in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $69,950. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $65,860). The lowest paying area is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $42,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$69,950
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$65,860
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$61,310
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$57,810
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$54,660
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$50,710
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$49,580
Ames
$48,760
Cedar Rapids
$47,750
Iowa City
$42,560




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