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How Much Does a Special Educator Earn In The United States?

Special Educator Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$51,000
$37,000
$51,000
$69,000
Did you know that the average special educator makes $51,048 per year? That's valued at $24.54 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $37,000 and $69,000, meaning special educators have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most special educators find a job with education and non profits companies, while others work for hospitality, government, and education companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Alaska, Connecticut and Vermont are the top states in the U.S. to pay special educators the highest salaries.
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Where Special Educators Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where special educators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Special Educators Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, Connecticut and Vermont, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for special educators. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are South Dakota, Arizona, and Mississippi.
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1. Stratford, CT
$67,134
Avg. Salary
$34k
$82k
2. New York, NY
$62,448
Avg. Salary
$34k
$82k
3. Clifton, NJ
$60,098
Avg. Salary
$34k
$82k
4. Baltimore, MD
$56,400
Avg. Salary
$34k
$82k
5. South San Francisco, CA
$54,150
Avg. Salary
$34k
$82k
6. Concord, NH
$49,826
Avg. Salary
$34k
$82k

High Paying Special Educator Jobs

Which Companies Pay Special Educators The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a special educator, being employed by a company such as Baltimore City Public Schools or Los Angeles Unified School District would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like South San Francisco and Irondale Senior High School also report highly competitive salaries for special educators.
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Special Educator Salary History

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    Recently Added Special Educator Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Washington Unified School District-W.Sac
    Washington Unified School District-W.Sac
    Para Educator III, Special Education Pool
    Para Educator III, Special Education Pool
    Para Educator III, Special Education Pool
    West Sacramento, CA
    West Sacramento, CA
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $35,813
    $35,813
    01/29/2021
    Para Educator IV-Special Education-(Arroyo Vista K
    Para Educator IV-Special Education-(Arroyo Vista K
    Mission Viejo, CA
    Mission Viejo, CA
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $36,460
    $36,460
    01/28/2021
    Oceanside Unified
    Oceanside Unified
    Special Education Mild/Moderate-Seas
    Special Education Mild/Moderate-Seas
    Special Education Mild/Moderate-Seas
    Oceanside, CA
    Oceanside, CA
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $46,595
    $46,595
    01/28/2021
    Las Lomitas Elementary
    Las Lomitas Elementary
    Para Educator-Special Education Hours Per Week)-LAS Lomitas Elementary School
    Para Educator-Special Education Hours Per Week)-LAS Lomitas Elementary School
    Para Educator-Special Education Hours Per Week)-LAS Lomitas Elementary School
    Menlo Park, CA
    Menlo Park, CA
    01/26/2021
    01/26/2021
    $45,100
    $45,100
    01/26/2021
    San Diego Unified
    San Diego Unified
    Special Education Certificated Pool
    Special Education Certificated Pool
    Special Education Certificated Pool
    San Diego, CA
    San Diego, CA
    01/21/2021
    01/21/2021
    $78,459
    $78,459
    01/21/2021
    Blue Valley School District
    Blue Valley School District
    Special Education Para II
    Special Education Para II
    Special Education Para II
    Olathe, KS
    Olathe, KS
    01/13/2021
    01/13/2021
    $28,613
    $28,613
    01/13/2021
    Stratford Board of Education
    Stratford Board of Education
    Special Education Tutor/ABA Classroom
    Special Education Tutor/ABA Classroom
    Special Education Tutor/ABA Classroom
    Stratford, CT
    Stratford, CT
    01/05/2021
    01/05/2021
    $66,763
    $66,763
    01/05/2021
    Para Educator II-Special Education Hours Per Week (DON Juan Avila Elementary School)
    Para Educator II-Special Education Hours Per Week (DON Juan Avila Elementary School)
    Mission Viejo, CA
    Mission Viejo, CA
    12/16/2020
    12/16/2020
    $33,037
    $33,037
    12/16/2020
    Long-Term Special Education Positions Available at New Brighton Area School Dist
    Long-Term Special Education Positions Available at New Brighton Area School Dist
    New Brighton, PA
    New Brighton, PA
    12/15/2020
    12/15/2020
    $32,609
    $32,609
    12/15/2020
    Special Education Secondary Long Term Sub Assignment
    Special Education Secondary Long Term Sub Assignment
    San Marcos, CA
    San Marcos, CA
    12/08/2020
    12/08/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    12/08/2020