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 areas 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 Secondary School Special Education Teachers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,530
25th Percentile Wage
$46,770
50th Percentile Wage
$55,560
75th Percentile Wage
$63,790
90th Percentile Wage
$78,940

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 $78,940. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,560
0.14% 14.94%
2016
$55,480
3.91% -
2015
$53,310
5.35% -
2014
$50,460
4.93% -
2013
$47,970
1.48% -
2012
$47,260
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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 $48,150 to $68,640. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $68,640. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Iowa City (mean annual salary $62,590). The lowest paying area is Ames with a median annual salary of $48,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$68,640
Iowa City
$62,590
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$58,240
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$56,830
Cedar Rapids
$53,650
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$53,390
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$52,880
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$51,870
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$51,320
Dubuque
$50,620
Ames
$48,150




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