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How much does a Special Education Teacher make in the United States?

Average Special Education Teacher Yearly Salary in the United States

Special Education Teachers earn a median salary of $58,500 per year. Salaries typically start from $38,890 and go up to $94,200.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Special Education Teacher Earnings by Seniority

Top End Special Education Teacher Earnings

The highest earning Special Education Teachers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $94,200
per year
Senior Special Education Teacher Earnings

Senior Special Education Teachers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $74,860
per year
Experienced Special Education Teacher Earnings

Experienced Special Education Teachers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $58,500
per year
Junior Special Education Teacher Earnings

Junior Special Education Teachers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $46,780
per year
Starting Special Education Teacher Earnings

Starting Special Education Teachers in the United States earn:

N/A an hour $38,890
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Special Education Teacher salary comparison

Special Education Teachers earn more than 64% percent of Education & Childcare careers. Special Education Teacher salaries are in the top 59% of all careers in the United States.

Principal Salary $90k
School Psychologist Salary $70k
Music Teacher Salary $65k
Physical Education Teacher Salary $59k
Special Education Teacher Salary $58k
High School Teacher Salary $57k
Elementary School Teacher Salary $54k
Health Educator Salary $51k
Childcare Program Administrator Salary $45k
Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary $31k
Teacher Assistant Salary $24k
Childcare Worker Salary $20k

Historical salary for Special Education Teachers in the United States

Special Education Teacher salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Special Education Teacher Salary in New York - $75,830 # 1
Special Education Teacher Salary in Alaska - $76,470 # 2
Special Education Teacher Salary in Connecticut - $76,930 # 3
Special Education Teacher Salary in California - $74,420 # 4
Special Education Teacher Salary in New Jersey - $70,450 # 5
Special Education Teacher Salary in District of Columbia - $64,270 # 6
Special Education Teacher Salary in Rhode Island - $71,630 # 7
Special Education Teacher Salary in Massachusetts - $64,810 # 8
Special Education Teacher Salary in Illinois - $62,460 # 9
Special Education Teacher Salary in Virginia - $58,860 # 10
Special Education Teacher Salary in Pennsylvania - $62,330 # 11
Special Education Teacher Salary in Maryland - $63,170 # 12
Special Education Teacher Salary in Michigan - $65,970 # 13
Special Education Teacher Salary in Minnesota - $61,170 # 14
Special Education Teacher Salary in Delaware - $61,840 # 15
Special Education Teacher Salary in Oregon - $60,580 # 16
Special Education Teacher Salary in Washington - $62,100 # 17
Special Education Teacher Salary in Vermont - $59,080 # 18
Special Education Teacher Salary in Wyoming - $57,650 # 19
Special Education Teacher Salary in New Hampshire - $57,340 # 20
Special Education Teacher Salary in Ohio - $55,290 # 21
Special Education Teacher Salary in Georgia - $55,750 # 22
Special Education Teacher Salary in Nevada - $54,820 # 23
Special Education Teacher Salary in New Mexico - $51,050 # 24
Special Education Teacher Salary in South Carolina - $54,820 # 25
Special Education Teacher Salary in Texas - $54,640 # 26
Special Education Teacher Salary in Missouri - $47,310 # 27
Special Education Teacher Salary in Iowa - $53,310 # 28
Special Education Teacher Salary in Hawaii - $54,180 # 29
Special Education Teacher Salary in Colorado - $51,650 # 30
Special Education Teacher Salary in Wisconsin - $52,060 # 31
Special Education Teacher Salary in Indiana - $52,890 # 32
Special Education Teacher Salary in Kentucky - $52,880 # 33
Special Education Teacher Salary in Nebraska - $52,240 # 34
Special Education Teacher Salary in Florida - $48,910 # 35
Special Education Teacher Salary in North Dakota - $50,440 # 36
Special Education Teacher Salary in Alabama - $52,460 # 37
Special Education Teacher Salary in Arkansas - $48,420 # 38
Special Education Teacher Salary in Louisiana - $49,050 # 39
Special Education Teacher Salary in Kansas - $47,910 # 40
Special Education Teacher Salary in Maine - $48,480 # 41
Special Education Teacher Salary in Tennessee - $47,010 # 42
Special Education Teacher Salary in Idaho - $46,220 # 43
Special Education Teacher Salary in Arizona - $44,930 # 44
Special Education Teacher Salary in North Carolina - $45,040 # 45
Special Education Teacher Salary in West Virginia - $45,240 # 46
Special Education Teacher Salary in Oklahoma - $42,910 # 47
Special Education Teacher Salary in Mississippi - $43,630 # 48
Special Education Teacher Salary in Montana - $38,880 # 49
Special Education Teacher Salary in Utah - $38,690 # 50
Special Education Teacher Salary in South Dakota - $41,340 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Special Education Teacher

Interested in becoming a Special Education Teacher? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good special education teacher? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • Wesley College | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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