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Middle School Special Education Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of middle school special education teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of middle school special education teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The middle school special education teachers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Middle School Special Education Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,190
25th Percentile Wage
$47,040
50th Percentile Wage
$58,560
75th Percentile Wage
$74,220
90th Percentile Wage
$93,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle school special education teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) middle school special education teachers is $93,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,190. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 137% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,5602.19%4.75%
201557,2800.91%-
201456,7600.81%-
201356,3000.92%-
201255,780--

Table 2. Middle School Special Education Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of middle school special education teachers in 3 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for middle school special education teachers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $62,060. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $49,280).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$62,060
Educational Services
$58,570
Health Care and Social Assistance
$49,280

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Middle School Special Education Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only middle school special education teachers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of middle school special education teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $41,140 to $75,290. The highest paying state for middle school special education teachers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $75,290. The lowest paying state is Arizona with a median annual salary of $41,140. For more salary information of middle school special education teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$75,290
New York
$74,120
Delaware
$72,540
Connecticut
$70,890
Oregon
$69,620
Rhode Island
$69,620
California
$68,240
Massachusetts
$67,140
New Jersey
$64,830
Illinois
$64,050
Virginia
$63,690
Michigan
$62,200
Pennsylvania
$62,150
District of Columbia
$61,510
Iowa
$61,460
Minnesota
$61,020
Washington
$60,610
Vermont
$60,310
Maryland
$59,730
Wyoming
$58,290
Ohio
$56,740
North Dakota
$56,470
Texas
$55,790
Idaho
$55,500
New Hampshire
$54,870
Wisconsin
$54,790
Georgia
$53,970
Nebraska
$52,990
South Carolina
$52,710
Missouri
$52,260
Maine
$51,890
Kentucky
$51,760
Kansas
$51,500
Hawaii
$51,420
Alabama
$51,380
Tennessee
$51,140
Indiana
$49,690
Arkansas
$49,590
Colorado
$49,480
Florida
$49,010
New Mexico
$48,920
Louisiana
$48,320
South Dakota
$44,280
North Carolina
$44,100
Utah
$43,960
Mississippi
$43,330
Montana
$43,280
Oklahoma
$41,990
West Virginia
$41,230
Arizona
$41,140



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