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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,990
25th Percentile Wage
$47,750
50th Percentile Wage
$59,510
75th Percentile Wage
$75,950
90th Percentile Wage
$95,680

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 $95,680. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,990. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 139% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$59,510
1.60% 6.27%
2016
$58,560
2.19% -
2015
$57,280
0.91% -
2014
$56,760
0.81% -
2013
$56,300
0.92% -
2012
$55,780
- -

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 $65,340. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $51,160).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$65,340
Educational Services
$59,530
Health Care and Social Assistance
$51,160

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 $38,520 to $81,000. The highest paying state for middle school special education teachers is Oregon with a median annual salary of $81,000. The lowest paying state is Montana with a median annual salary of $38,520. 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
Oregon
$81,000
New York
$77,050
Connecticut
$72,820
Delaware
$72,440
Alaska
$72,300
California
$72,040
Virginia
$71,380
Maryland
$69,630
Rhode Island
$67,900
Massachusetts
$67,430
New Jersey
$65,750
Minnesota
$63,650
Vermont
$63,350
Washington
$62,250
Pennsylvania
$62,170
District of Columbia
$62,000
Michigan
$61,280
Ohio
$59,530
Wyoming
$59,240
Iowa
$58,270
Illinois
$57,750
Texas
$57,380
North Dakota
$57,250
Idaho
$55,840
New Hampshire
$55,060
Nebraska
$55,020
Georgia
$55,010
Wisconsin
$54,260
South Carolina
$53,740
Alabama
$53,680
Kentucky
$52,870
Maine
$51,850
Hawaii
$51,420
Florida
$51,040
Kansas
$50,740
Missouri
$50,680
Nevada
$50,130
Tennessee
$50,010
Colorado
$49,960
Arkansas
$49,950
Indiana
$49,910
Louisiana
$49,200
New Mexico
$48,090
Utah
$46,630
Mississippi
$46,130
North Carolina
$45,600
Arizona
$43,420
South Dakota
$42,730
West Virginia
$42,550
Oklahoma
$42,080
Montana
$38,520



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