Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary 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 secondary school special education teachers among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Secondary School Special Education Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,860
25th Percentile Wage
$49,320
50th Percentile Wage
$61,900
75th Percentile Wage
$77,930
90th Percentile Wage
$96,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary 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 $96,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,860.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for secondary school special education teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of secondary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,900-0.69%6.77%
201562,3303.61%-
201460,080-0.18%-
201360,1904.12%-
201257,710--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $43,290 to $71,790. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $71,790. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $70,610). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$71,790
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$70,610
Philadelphia
$70,090
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$67,990
State College
$65,920
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$64,440
York-Hanover
$63,030
Lancaster
$62,040
Johnstown
$61,040
Lebanon
$60,020
Reading
$58,230
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$57,330
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$56,910
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$56,010
Altoona
$54,060
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$53,460
Pittsburgh
$52,260
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$52,210
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$43,290


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