Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary school special education teachers in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of secondary school special education teachers among Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,520
25th Percentile Wage
$42,140
50th Percentile Wage
$51,050
75th Percentile Wage
$60,440
90th Percentile Wage
$70,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary school special education teachers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,520.

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
$51,050
0.55% -5.21%
2016
$50,770
-2.54% -
2015
$52,060
1.17% -
2014
$51,450
-3.36% -
2013
$53,180
-1.00% -
2012
$53,710
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Secondary School Special Education Teachers in Wisconsin Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $47,220 to $65,080. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $65,080. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Duluth (mean annual salary $63,610). The lowest paying area is Eau Claire with a median annual salary of $47,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$65,080
Duluth
$63,610
Appleton
$60,550
Sheboygan
$60,020
Wausau
$59,780
Lake County-Kenosha County
$58,520
Janesville
$56,020
Racine
$55,850
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$53,510
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$53,170
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$51,490
La Crosse
$51,450
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$48,770
Madison
$48,730
Green Bay
$48,420
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$47,540
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$47,510
Eau Claire
$47,220




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