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 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,730
25th Percentile Wage
$48,950
50th Percentile Wage
$61,240
75th Percentile Wage
$76,630
90th Percentile Wage
$94,110

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 $94,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,730.

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
$61,240
-1.08% 5.76%
2016
$61,900
-0.69% -
2015
$62,330
3.61% -
2014
$60,080
-0.18% -
2013
$60,190
4.12% -
2012
$57,710
- -

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 $50,160 to $71,800. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $71,800. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $69,320). The lowest paying area is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $50,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$71,800
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$69,320
Philadelphia
$67,300
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$66,280
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$66,250
State College
$65,240
Williamsport
$64,370
Lancaster
$64,040
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$63,390
York-Hanover
$62,910
Johnstown
$62,340
Lebanon
$60,050
Altoona
$57,840
Erie
$54,680
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$54,590
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$53,630
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$53,620
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$52,580
Reading
$52,320
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$52,210
Pittsburgh
$50,160




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