Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary school special education teachers in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of secondary school special education teachers among Louisiana metropolitan 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 Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,470
25th Percentile Wage
$44,440
50th Percentile Wage
$50,870
75th Percentile Wage
$58,500
90th Percentile Wage
$63,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary school special education teachers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,470.

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
$50,870
2.24% 4.34%
2016
$49,730
1.37% -
2015
$49,050
1.45% -
2014
$48,340
1.84% -
2013
$47,450
-2.55% -
2012
$48,660
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of Louisiana ranges from $45,150 to $56,330. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Louisiana is Shreveport-Bossier City with a median annual salary of $56,330. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Baton Rouge (mean annual salary $55,030). The lowest paying area is Alexandria with a median annual salary of $45,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Shreveport-Bossier City
$56,330
Baton Rouge
$55,030
Monroe
$54,180
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$53,490
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$51,570
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$50,220
Lafayette
$50,050
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$49,280
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$46,790
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$45,340
Alexandria
$45,150




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