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Director of Special Education Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Director of Special Education is $73,231 per year.
Director of Special Education Salary (?
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$46,848 - $107,220
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$46,848 - $107,220  
   
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$0.00 - $3,452  
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$46,644 - $107,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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Job Description for Director of Special Education

Directors of special education are responsible for ensuring the academic and social success of students in special education programs. Those in this position must ensure that their services are meeting all needs of enrolled students and provide necessary support through staff, counseling, training, and additional education to see these successes.
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Director of Special Education Tasks
  • Develop and enforce district policies regarding special education programs.
  • Manage the special education programs run by a school district, determine curriculum and services, and evaluate program success.
  • Supervise the hiring and evaluation of district special education staff.
  • Assist principles in implementing special education programs in compliance with government regulations.
  • Oversee and administer the district budget for special education.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Special Education

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Atlanta
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National Average
$73,000
Dallas
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Philadelphia
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Experience Affects Director of Special Education Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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$73,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 10%