Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary 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 secondary school special education teachers among Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,160
25th Percentile Wage
$54,220
50th Percentile Wage
$69,490
75th Percentile Wage
$82,420
90th Percentile Wage
$100,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary 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 $100,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,160.

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
$69,490
4.13% 9.35%
2016
$66,620
2.72% -
2015
$64,810
3.58% -
2014
$62,490
0.10% -
2013
$62,430
-0.90% -
2012
$62,990
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $52,020 to $80,210. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Massachusetts is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $80,210. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Peabody (mean annual salary $76,140). The lowest paying area is North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $52,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$80,210
Peabody
$76,140
New Bedford
$74,010
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$72,830
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$72,020
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$70,780
Worcester
$69,850
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$69,720
Barnstable Town
$69,070
Springfield
$67,590
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$67,560
Pittsfield
$64,680
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$59,310
Framingham
$54,350
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$52,020




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