Resource Teacher Salary
|Salary||$30,227 - $59,799|
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|$24,276 - $59,908|
|Hourly Rate||$9.88 - $22.30|
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Job Description for Resource Teacher
Resource teachers are instructors who specifically teach students with physical and/or learning disabilities. The specialized environment that resource teachers help provide focuses on life skills and academic goals tailored to the students' needs. Resource teachers often do not work with children on an individual basis on individual subjects; instead, they are more likely to work with small groups of students on a wider array of subjects.Read More...
Resource teachers must be able to use - and help students to use - adaptive technology such as dictation software and visual aids as needed. They also need to be able to develop and execute lessons that teach their students while effectively engaging their interest. Other duties performed by resource teachers include working with fellow special education staff members, interacting with parents and guardians as required, effectively handling any disciplinary or interpersonal issues, and evaluating and monitoring progress for each student.
Some resource teachers also specialize in working with infants and toddlers, while others work in elementary, middle, or high schools. Generally, these professionals must have at least a bachelor's degree in education or a related field, as well as a valid teaching certificate in their state. Some resource teachers may be required to have specialized training related to their position, and previous experience is often required or preferred. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Resource Teacher Tasks
- Assist with special needs students and related curriculum and supplementary materials.
- Deliver instructional programs and track data to monitor their impact.
- Work with teachers to coordinate, implement, and assess curriculum, supplies and materials.
- Organize and maintain resource center, identifying student needs and meeting them.
- Deliver tests and assessments to students and teachers, then interpret results.
Common Career Paths for Resource Teacher
Resource Teachers sometimes move into a Secondary School Special Education Teacher role, where the salary is similar. A more common career path for Resource Teachers is stepping into the role of or Elementary School Kindergarten Preschool Special Education Teacher or High School Teacher.
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Pay by Experience Level for Resource Teacher
Pay by Experience for a Resource Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level Resource Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Resource Teacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Resource Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 64 salaries. A Resource Teacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 53 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Home to some of the best pay for Resource Teachers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. Resource Teachers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+20 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and San Antonio (+14 percent). Resource Teachers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Resource Teachers in Tucson bring in salaries that are 25 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and New York (15 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).
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