Special Education Teacher Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$49,000
$37,000
Min 10%
$49,000
Median 50%
$65,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Vancouver Public Schools
Highest Paying City
Foster City, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
4.9 years
How much does a special education teacher make?
The national average salary for a Special Education Teacher in the U.S. is $49,608 annually or $23.85 hourly. The top 10 percent of earners make over $65,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $37,000 per year. Health Care companies and Non Profits companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. California, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island are some of the states with the best Special Education Teacher salaries in the US. The typical employment for a Special Education Teacher is 4.9 years.

Average Special Education Teacher Salary By Location

As a Special Education Teacher in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $49,608 per year or $23.85 per hour. Foster City, CA reports the highest annual salary for Special Education Teachers at 67,723. The average starting salary in Foster City, CA for Special Education Teachers is $48,000. California, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island are the highest paying states. New Mexico, North Carolina, Mississippi, Missouri, and Nebraska are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Special Education Teacher Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Special Education Teachers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Special Education Teacher Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Special Education Teacher makes. The most abundant employment opportunities for Special Education Teachers are in Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Special Education Teachers are Vancouver Public Schools and KCSOS. If you can find a job at a company like Kennedy Child Study Centr or Baltimore Schools, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Special Education Teachers.

Average Special Education Teacher Pay By Industry

Wages for Special Education Teachers can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Non Profits companies, Education companies, and Utilities companies pay their Special Education Teachers well. Non Profits companies pay their Special Education Teachers the highest wages, averaging $51,600 per year. Education companies and Utilities companies pay well too, at $48,898 and $48,650, respectively. The average salary for Special Education Teachers in the Media industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $46,118.
Industry
Average Salary
Non Profits
Non Profits
$51,600
$52k
Education
Education
$48,898
$49k
Utilities
Utilities
$48,650
$49k
Media
Media
$46,118
$46k

Special Education Teacher Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Special Education Teacher Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Sierra Vista Unified School District
Sierra Vista Unified School District
Special Education Teacher
Special Education Teacher
04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$26,088
$26,088
Academies of Math and Science
Academies of Math and Science
Special Education Teacher School Year
Special Education Teacher School Year
04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$44,000
$44,000
Council Bluffs Community School District
Council Bluffs Community School District
Special Education Teacher-Autism Program
Special Education Teacher-Autism Program
04/26/2020
04/26/2020
$45,115
$45,115
Dcsdk12
Dcsdk12
Special Education Teacher
Special Education Teacher
04/24/2020
04/24/2020
$75,001
$75,001
Extended School Year Special Education Teacher (ESY)
Extended School Year Special Education Teacher (ESY)
04/24/2020
04/24/2020
$60,523
$60,523
Public Health Management Corporation
Public Health Management Corporation
Special Education Teacher
Special Education Teacher
04/23/2020
04/23/2020
$45,000
$45,000
Distinctive Schools
Distinctive Schools
Special Education Teacher School Year)
Special Education Teacher School Year)
04/21/2020
04/21/2020
$50,000
$50,000
Therapy Source
Therapy Source
Special Education Teacher (Sped)
Special Education Teacher (Sped)
04/21/2020
04/21/2020
$73,045
$73,045
SY: Special Education Co-Teacher at Ortiz Middle School
SY: Special Education Co-Teacher at Ortiz Middle School
04/20/2020
04/20/2020
$41,000
$41,000
St. Clair R-Xiii School District
St. Clair R-Xiii School District
Special Education Teacher K
Special Education Teacher K
04/18/2020
04/18/2020
$33,500
$33,500