Middle School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,770
25th Percentile Wage
$50,460
50th Percentile Wage
$62,170
75th Percentile Wage
$78,470
90th Percentile Wage
$101,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle school special education teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,770.

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
$62,170
0.03% 5.79%
2016
$62,150
1.45% -
2015
$61,250
3.80% -
2014
$58,920
-1.29% -
2013
$59,680
1.86% -
2012
$58,570
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $50,640 to $79,610. The highest paying area for middle school special education teachers in Pennsylvania is Johnstown with a median annual salary of $79,610. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (mean annual salary $69,440). The lowest paying area is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $50,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Johnstown
$79,610
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$69,440
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$68,430
Newark-Union
$65,470
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$64,430
Lebanon
$64,100
Lancaster
$63,130
Reading
$62,770
Philadelphia
$62,440
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$62,340
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$60,980
York-Hanover
$59,560
Williamsport
$59,320
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$58,250
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$56,920
Erie
$55,850
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$51,830
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$51,010
Pittsburgh
$50,640




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