Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,910
25th Percentile Wage
$36,590
50th Percentile Wage
$43,500
75th Percentile Wage
$52,060
90th Percentile Wage
$70,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary school special education teachers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,910.

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
$43,500
-10.21% -4.83%
2016
$47,940
1.31% -
2015
$47,310
-7.99% -
2014
$51,090
12.35% -
2013
$44,780
-1.83% -
2012
$45,600
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of Missouri ranges from $35,920 to $57,770. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Missouri is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers with a median annual salary of $57,770. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is St Louis (mean annual salary $48,250). The lowest paying area is Jefferson City with a median annual salary of $35,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$57,770
St Louis
$48,250
Kansas City
$47,750
Joplin
$47,570
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$45,190
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$44,820
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$42,630
St Joseph
$41,270
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$41,170
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$40,320
Columbia
$40,250
Springfield
$38,540
Jefferson City
$35,920




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