The average pay for a Director of Special Education is $73,370 per year.
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$47,360 - $107,973
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$47,048 - $107,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 230

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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

  • Assist principles in implementing special education programs in compliance with government regulations.
  • Oversee and administer the district budget for special education.
  • Supervise the hiring and evaluation of district special education staff.
  • 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.

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Key Stats for Director of Special Education

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Director of Special Education Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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