Resource Teacher Salary

Resource Teachers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $49K per year, but may range from $30K to $71K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Female Resource Teachers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,885 - $71,653
$31K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $48,741
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50%
90%

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$10.59 - $25.08
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,885 - $71,653  
   
Bonus
$293.97 - $5,918  
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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$29,558 - $71,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.59 - $25.08  
   
Overtime
$30.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$293.97 - $5,918  
   
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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$29,558 - $71,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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

  • Organize and maintain resource center, identifying student needs and meeting them.
  • Deliver tests and assessments to students and teachers, then interpret results.
  • Work with teachers to coordinate, implement, and assess curriculum, supplies and materials.
  • Assist with special needs students and related curriculum and supplementary materials.
  • Deliver instructional programs and track data to monitor their impact.

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. Resource Teachers most often move into positions as Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers or High School Teachers. Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers actually earn $6K less on average, however, and High School Teachers earn $3K less per year than Resource Teachers do.

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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

National Average: $46,727

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Resource Teachers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Resource Teachers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+12 percent), Houston (+8 percent), Atlanta (+7 percent), and San Antonio (+7 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Tucson Resource Teachers earning much less — 30 percent less — than the national average. Employers in Phoenix and New York also lean toward paying below-median salaries (20 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Resource Teacher Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Resource Teacher?

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.

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

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Key Stats for Resource Teacher

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Resource Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

▲7%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Resource Teacher Salaries

Bilingual
▲16%

Special Education
▲8%

National Average
$47,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 16%