Resource Teacher Salary

Resource Teachers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent close to 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 career duration. Female Resource Teachers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Resource Teachers. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$31,889 - $72,313
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,869
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90%

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$9.36 - $25.57
(Median)
$9
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,889 - $72,313  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,923  
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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$29,533 - $71,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 510
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.36 - $25.57  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,923  
   
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).
)
$29,533 - $71,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Secondary School Special Education Teacher. On average, Secondary School Special Education Teachers get paid about the same as Resource Teachers do. 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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Resource Teachers who took the survey. Bilingual and Special Education are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 18 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Childhood Education.

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $39K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $44K. On average, Resource Teachers make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $57K.

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 24%

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 18%

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

Common Health Benefits

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