Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary 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 secondary 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 Secondary School Special Education Teachers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,120
25th Percentile Wage
$46,060
50th Percentile Wage
$55,480
75th Percentile Wage
$65,270
90th Percentile Wage
$79,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary 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 $79,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,120.

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 secondary 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 secondary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,4803.91%14.82%
201553,3105.35%-
201450,4604.93%-
201347,9701.48%-
201247,260--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of Iowa ranges from $47,800 to $65,210. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $65,210. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Iowa City (mean annual salary $62,590). The lowest paying area is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$65,210
Iowa City
$62,590
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$57,000
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$54,960
Dubuque
$50,620
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$50,370
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$50,320
Cedar Rapids
$49,390
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$48,170
Ames
$48,150
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$47,800


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