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Resource Teacher Salary

The majority of Resource Teachers in the United States — about one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $29K to $72K per year, and the median is $47K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 81 percent of Resource Teachers are female. Most Resource Teachers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,489 - $72,553
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$73K
MEDIAN: $47,484
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$9.00 - $29.48
(Median)
$9
$15
$29
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,489 - $72,553  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,040  
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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$29,079 - $71,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 469
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $29.48  
   
Overtime
$0.28 - $38.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,040  
   
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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$29,079 - $71,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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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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As Resource Teachers transition into upper-level roles like Secondary School Special Education Teachers, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Secondary School Special Education Teachers earn the same amount as Resource Teachers on average. Many Resource Teachers choose to become or Elementary School Kindergarten Preschool Special Education Teachers and High School Teachers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $6K less and $3K less, respectively.

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Resource Teachers usually report a few specific skills. Bilingual and Special Education are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Childhood Education, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Resource Teacher

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


Resource Teachers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $45K. Resource Teachers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $54K, 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 17%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Resource Teacher Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 16%

Special Education
up arrow 8%

National Average
$46,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 17%
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