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Best states for a Special Needs Teacher

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Job opportunities vary from state to state, and Education, Training, and Library careers are no different.

Because we know how difficult it can be to know which states are the best when it comes to Special Needs Teacher jobs, we decided to crunch some numbers to bring you the best states for Special Needs Teachers.

In order to help you decide which state is the best for Special Needs Teachers, we ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia from best to worst for Special Needs Teacher jobs.

The median salary for Special Needs Teachers in Connecticut is $69,132.

Compare that to the median salary in West Virginia of $38,836, which ranked worst for Special Needs Teachers, and you can see how your location is important for your career.

The highest position that you can reach as a Special Needs Teacher is High School Principal.

The median salary of a High School Principal is $106,285.

The 10 Best States in America For Special Needs Teachers in 2019

  1. Connecticut
  2. California
  3. Alaska
  4. Michigan
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Oregon
  7. Rhode Island
  8. New York
  9. New Jersey
  10. District of Columbia
  • (196 jobs)
  • (1,957 jobs)
  • (27 jobs)
  • (395 jobs)
  • (307 jobs)
  • (88 jobs)
  • (24 jobs)
  • (398 jobs)
  • (436 jobs)
  • (37 jobs)

To determine the best states for Special Needs Teachers, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst.

Here is the list of best states for Special Needs Teacher jobs.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Special Needs Teachers in 2019

1. Connecticut

Total Special Needs Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
196 $69,132 $26,000 $181,000 1.53
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Special Needs Teacher Jobs in Connecticut

2. California

Total Special Needs Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,957 $70,442 $26,000 $184,000 1.5
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Special Needs Teacher Jobs in California

3. Alaska

Total Special Needs Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
27 $64,263 $24,000 $168,000 1.46
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Special Needs Teacher Jobs in Alaska

4. Michigan

Total Special Needs Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
395 $59,081 $22,000 $155,000 1.47
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Special Needs Teacher Jobs in Michigan

5. Massachusetts

Total Special Needs Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
307 $64,263 $24,000 $168,000 0.91
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Special Needs Teacher Jobs in Massachusetts

6. Oregon

Total Special Needs Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
88 $67,429 $25,000 $177,000 0.68
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Special Needs Teacher Jobs in Oregon

7. Rhode Island

Total Special Needs Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
24 $65,026 $24,000 $170,000 0.67
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Special Needs Teacher Jobs in Rhode Island

8. New York

Total Special Needs Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
398 $64,664 $24,000 $170,000 0.75
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Special Needs Teacher Jobs in New York

9. New Jersey

Total Special Needs Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
436 $58,782 $22,000 $154,000 1.39
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Special Needs Teacher Jobs in New Jersey

10. District of Columbia

Total Special Needs Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
37 $69,547 $26,000 $182,000 0.47
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Special Needs Teacher Jobs in District of Columbia

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Special Needs Teacher

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for a Special Needs Teacher

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