Middle School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for middle school special education teachers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of middle school special education teachers amongst Massachusetts 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 Middle School Special Education Teachers in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,610
25th Percentile Wage
$51,620
50th Percentile Wage
$67,430
75th Percentile Wage
$81,820
90th Percentile Wage
$99,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle school special education teachers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,610.

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
$67,430
0.43% 9.57%
2016
$67,140
0.30% -
2015
$66,940
2.30% -
2014
$65,400
3.73% -
2013
$62,960
3.14% -
2012
$60,980
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $40,120 to $81,000. The highest paying area for middle school special education teachers in Massachusetts is Peabody with a median annual salary of $81,000. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton (mean annual salary $78,910). The lowest paying area is Framingham with a median annual salary of $40,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peabody
$81,000
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$78,910
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$76,720
Barnstable Town
$72,230
New Bedford
$72,060
Pittsfield
$69,000
Worcester
$68,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$67,920
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$67,330
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$66,450
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$66,170
Springfield
$61,980
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$52,490
Framingham
$40,120




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