Resource Teacher Salary

Resource Teachers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little more than half of Resource Teachers. Salaries average out to around $48K per year and spread from $30K to $71K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Resource Teachers. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Resource Teachers (82 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$32,661 - $72,072
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,178
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$9.93 - $25.34
(Median)
$9
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,661 - $72,072  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
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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$30,114 - $71,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 553
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $25.34  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
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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$30,114 - $71,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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 make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Secondary School Special Education Teacher position pays around the same amount as the Resource Teacher job on average. Many Resource Teachers go on to become Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers or High School Teachers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $6K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Typical Resource Teachers report a focused set of job skills. Bilingual and Special Education are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Resource Teacher

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


For Resource Teachers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $39K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $44K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Resource Teachers make a median salary of $51K. Resource Teachers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $57K on average.

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 22%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Resource Teacher Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 17%

Special Education
up arrow 8%

National Average
$47,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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