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Special Education Teacher Salary

$61,846 (USD)

Average Salary

$30/hr

Average Hourly

$1,571

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 21, 2019

The average pay for a Special Education Teacher is $61,846 a year and $30 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Special Education Teacher is between $44,608 and $76,130. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Special Education Teacher. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Teaches academic and living skills in schools, institutions, or other specialized facilities to students who have learning, mental, emotional, and/or physical disabilities.
  • Plans curriculum and develops lessons and other instructional materials according to achievement levels of students.
  • Modifies teaching strategies to meet each student's individual needs.
  • Confers with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individual educational program for students who are at different learning ability levels, including educable, trainable, and severely impaired, promoting their educational, physical, and social development.
Special Education Teacher Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Job family population: 185,190

Estimated population of Special Education Teacher jobs: 25,327

Rate of error: 1.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$71,696
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Special Education Teacher Job Listings for United States

Tacoma, WA - Special Education Teacher - Full Time Job Opening
Nov 20
Tacoma, USA
SPEDJobs.com
Tacoma, WA - Special Education Teacher - Full Time Job Opening I am seeking a Special Education Teacher who is available for the remaining school year. This position is located near Tacoma, WA, and ...
Napa, CA: Special Education Teacher - Full Time Job (Moderate/Severe)
Nov 20
Napa, USA
SPEDJobs.com
I am working with a school in the Napa, CA, area who is looking to hire an experienced Special Education Teacher to work directly for the school district. This job opportunity is Full Time, 35-40 ...
Special Education Teacher
Nov 19
Phoenix, AZ, USA
BMR Health Services Inc
BMR Health Services is seeking a Special Education Teacher or Education Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and several other surrounding cities . Experienced Special Education Teachers are welcome to apply
School Special Education Teacher
Nov 19
Orinda, CA, USA
HealthPro Heritage
Special Education Teacher for K-8 grade * Oakland, CA * ASAP start date! * Full Time / 8 Hours daily / 40 hours weekly We value our Special Education Teachers and their dedication to our mission of ...
Special Education Teacher-Washington
Nov 20
Marysville, USA
Soliant
We are searching for a Full-Time Special Education Teacher for a school district near: Everett, Washington * Requirements: * Bachelor/Master's Level Degree in Special Education * Teaching ...

The average pay for a Special Education Teacher is $61,846 a year and $30 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Special Education Teacher is between $44,608 and $76,130. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Special Education Teacher. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Tacoma, WA - Special Education Teacher - Full Time Job Opening I am seeking a Special Education Teacher who is available for the remaining school year. This position is located near Tacoma, WA, and ...
Napa, CA: Special Education Teacher - Full Time Job (Moderate/Severe)
Nov 20
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I am working with a school in the Napa, CA, area who is looking to hire an experienced Special Education Teacher to work directly for the school district. This job opportunity is Full Time, 35-40 ...
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