Middle School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,040
25th Percentile Wage
$49,280
50th Percentile Wage
$57,380
75th Percentile Wage
$64,640
90th Percentile Wage
$77,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle school special education teachers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,040.

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
$57,380
2.77% 13.96%
2016
$55,790
3.32% -
2015
$53,940
6.58% -
2014
$50,390
-0.08% -
2013
$50,430
2.10% -
2012
$49,370
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in state of Texas ranges from $44,660 to $72,690. The highest paying area for middle school special education teachers in Texas is Sherman-Denison with a median annual salary of $72,690. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Corpus Christi (mean annual salary $65,790). The lowest paying area is Lubbock with a median annual salary of $44,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sherman-Denison
$72,690
Corpus Christi
$65,790
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$62,630
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$59,520
El Paso
$59,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$58,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$58,450
Fort Worth-Arlington
$56,710
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$53,470
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$52,530
Brownsville-Harlingen
$52,210
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$49,880
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$49,860
Texarkana-Texarkana
$49,370
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$48,750
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$48,720
Tyler
$48,670
Waco
$48,460
Amarillo
$47,930
Longview
$47,850
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$47,640
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$47,380
Abilene
$47,060
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,740
College Station-Bryan
$46,520
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,230
Lubbock
$44,660




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