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Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of secondary school special education teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of secondary school special education teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The secondary 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. Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,680
25th Percentile Wage
$47,790
50th Percentile Wage
$60,180
75th Percentile Wage
$77,270
90th Percentile Wage
$97,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary school special education teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) secondary school special education teachers is $97,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,680. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 146% 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 secondary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,180
0.80% 5.57%
2016
$59,700
2.01% -
2015
$58,500
1.18% -
2014
$57,810
1.54% -
2013
$56,920
0.16% -
2012
$56,830
- -

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

The average salaries of secondary school special education teachers in 5 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 secondary school special education teachers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $60,710. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $47,350).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$60,710
Educational Services
$60,350
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$51,140
Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,350
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$47,350

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

From the above tables we note that not only secondary 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 secondary school special education teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $28,420 to $81,850. The highest paying state for secondary school special education teachers is California with a median annual salary of $81,850. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $28,420. For more salary information of secondary school special education teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$81,850
Connecticut
$78,400
New York
$77,100
Oregon
$75,740
New Jersey
$73,960
Alaska
$73,720
Rhode Island
$71,320
Massachusetts
$69,490
District of Columbia
$66,540
Maryland
$65,510
Michigan
$64,960
Illinois
$64,530
Washington
$64,390
Vermont
$63,170
Virginia
$62,750
Delaware
$62,630
New Hampshire
$62,220
Minnesota
$62,120
Pennsylvania
$61,240
Texas
$58,500
Wyoming
$58,410
Nebraska
$58,320
Nevada
$57,870
Georgia
$57,700
Hawaii
$57,260
Ohio
$56,730
Iowa
$55,560
South Carolina
$55,010
Kentucky
$54,360
Colorado
$52,740
Florida
$52,520
New Mexico
$52,340
Indiana
$51,790
Wisconsin
$51,050
North Dakota
$51,050
Louisiana
$50,870
Kansas
$50,860
Arkansas
$50,530
Maine
$50,530
Tennessee
$50,070
Alabama
$49,530
Mississippi
$48,100
Idaho
$47,710
Arizona
$47,180
North Carolina
$46,980
West Virginia
$43,510
Missouri
$43,500
Oklahoma
$43,200
South Dakota
$40,870
Montana
$39,350
Utah
$38,650
Puerto Rico
$28,420



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