Director of Special Education Salary

The average pay for a Director of Special Education is $74,412 per year.
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$48,910 - $107,913
$49K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,018
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Salary $48,910 - $107,913
Bonus $0.00 - $5,152
Profit Sharing $3,500
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$48,935 - $108,738
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 265

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Special Education

Pay by Experience for a Director of Special Education has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Special Education with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Special Education with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Director of Special Education which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 90 salaries. A Director of Special Education with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 62 salaries.

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Key Stats for Director of Special Education

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Director of Special Education Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 10%
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