Half of Resource Teachers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $30K to $71K per year, and the average comes out to $49K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women account for the majority of Resource Teachers who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Resource Teachers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$31,938 - $71,312
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,960
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90%

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$9.12 - $25.64
(Median)
$9
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,938 - $71,312  
   
Bonus
$956 - $5,960  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,111 - $70,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $25.64  
   
Overtime
$31.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$956 - $5,960  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,111 - $70,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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.

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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


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Resource Teachers tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Secondary School Special Education Teacher. The two jobs pay about the same on average. Many Resource Teachers advance into roles as Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers or High School Teachers, but the median salaries are $8K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Resource Teacher

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


Resource Teachers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $39K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $44K. On average, Resource Teachers make $51K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $58K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Resource Teacher Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Resource Teacher in Noblesville:
"Follow your instincts & don't cave in to the trends."
Learn as much about using technology as fast as you can. Never forget the importance of soft skills as an educator. Never embarrass kids or make them feel backed into a corner--always offer choices.

What is it like working as a Resource Teacher?

Resource Teacher in Noblesville:
"Love Helping Children Learn."
Pros: Being a positive role in their lives.
Cons: Low salary.

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Experience Affects Resource Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Resource Teacher Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 13%

Special Education
up arrow 5%

National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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