Resource Teacher Salary

Median pay for Resource Teachers in the United States is around $48K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $29K and $72K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Resource Teachers (82 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,350 - $72,407
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,656
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$9.26 - $25.27
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,350 - $72,407  
   
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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$29,380 - $71,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 509
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.26 - $25.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$29,380 - $71,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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. Resource Teachers most often advance into or Elementary School Kindergarten Preschool Special Education Teacher and High School Teacher positions even though the median salaries are $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 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.


For Resource Teachers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $39K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $44K. Resource Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $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 24%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Resource Teacher Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 18%

Special Education
up arrow 8%

National Average
$46,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 18%

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
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
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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