Resource Teacher Salary

Resource Teachers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent about one-half of Resource Teachers. Salaries average out to around $48K annually and spread from $30K to $72K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Resource Teachers. There are far more female Resource Teachers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,209 - $72,624

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$9.70 - $25.53

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,209 - $72,624  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$29,731 - $71,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 518
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
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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$29,731 - $71,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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. A lot of Resource Teachers advance their careers by becoming Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers and High School Teachers. However, those positions offer $6K less and $3K less per year on average.

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Resource Teachers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Bilingual and Special Education are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 percent and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Resource Teacher

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


For many Resource Teachers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $38K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $44K on average. Resource Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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 23%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Resource Teacher Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 17%

Special Education
up arrow 8%

National Average
$46,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%
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