Resource Teacher Salary

Resource Teachers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $30K to $71K per year, median earnings come to $48K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Resource Teachers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (82 percent) of Resource Teachers who took the survey are female. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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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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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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Resource Teachers may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Secondary School Special Education Teacher. Secondary School Special Education Teachers on average make about as much 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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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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $39K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $44K. Resource Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $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 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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