Resource Teacher Salary (United States)

Pay for Resource Teachers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $44,298 annually. Compensation ranges from $27,299 on the low end to $73,109 per year on the high end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Resource Teachers make up most of the field at 77 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Resource Teacher Salary (?
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$30,984 - $74,537
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MEDIAN: $45,827
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Resource Teacher Salary (?
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$9.03 - $29.68
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,984 - $74,537  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$27,299 - $73,109  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 335
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.03 - $29.68  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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$0.00 - $2,750  
   
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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$27,299 - $73,109  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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 do not enjoy an increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Secondary Special Education Teacher will not offer more money than lower-level jobs in the same field. More commonly, Resource Teachers take pay cuts as they move into roles as Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary Special Education Teachers or High School Teachers, making $4,518 or $1,284 less per year, 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.
Resource Teachers do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Starting out, salaries fall in the $38K range but grow to $42K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $49,743. As Resource Teachers reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $55K. The largest number of Resource Teachers have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

San Antonio
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National Average
$44,000
Phoenix
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Home to some of the best pay for Resource Teachers, San Antonio offers exceptional salaries, 13 percent above the national average. In Phoenix, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Resource Teacher Reviews

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
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Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$44,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Resource Teacher Salaries

Special Education
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National Average
$44,000
Childhood Education
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 18%
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