Resource Teachers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and about one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $49K per year, but may range from $30K to $70K per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,772 - $71,062
$32K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,810
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$10.32 - $25.17
$10
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,772 - $71,062  
   
Bonus
$293.97 - $5,918  
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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$29,984 - $70,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 228
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.32 - $25.17  
   
Overtime
$31.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$293.97 - $5,918  
   
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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$29,984 - $70,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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

  • Organize and maintain resource center, identifying student needs and meeting them.
  • Deliver tests and assessments to students and teachers, then interpret results.
  • Work with teachers to coordinate, implement, and assess curriculum, supplies and materials.
  • Assist with special needs students and related curriculum and supplementary materials.
  • Deliver instructional programs and track data to monitor their impact.

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. A lot of Resource Teachers advance their careers by becoming Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers and High School Teachers. However, those positions offer $7K less and $4K less per year on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Resource Teacher

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Resource Teachers. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $38K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $58K.

Resource Teacher Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Resource Teacher?

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.

Resource Teacher in Noblesville:
"Love Helping Children Learn."
Pros: Being a positive role in their lives.
Cons: Low salary.

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Key Stats for Resource Teacher

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
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Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Resource Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Resource Teacher Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 15%

Special Education
up arrow 6%

National Average
$47,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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