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Resource Teacher Salary (United States)

Resource Teachers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $46K annually. Compensation ranges from $27K on the lower end to $73K per year on the higher end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Female Resource Teachers make up most of the field at 77 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Resource Teachers. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's 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 (?
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  
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
Bonus
$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  
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 tend not to experience a change in pay as they move up the career ladder to upper-level roles like Secondary School Special Education Teacher. That job pays about the same. 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 $5K less on average, however, and High School Teachers earn $1K less per year than Resource Teachers do.

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Resource Teachers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Special Education and Childhood Education are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $38K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $43K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Resource Teachers make a median salary of $50K. 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 $55K. Resource Teachers with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Antonio
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$44,000
Phoenix
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San Antonio is home to an above-average pay rate for Resource Teachers, 13 percent higher than the national average. Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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
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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%