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Director of Special Education Salary

With just below three-fifths of Directors of Special Education in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Directors of Special Education is $73K annually and can range from $46K on the lower end to $108K per year near the higher end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Directors of Special Education making up 76 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,296 - $108,242
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$46K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,255
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$46,178 - $108,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 329

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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.


Directors of Special Education with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $64K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $71K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $74K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $85K.

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Experience Affects Director of Special Education Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%
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