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Resource Teacher Salary

The average Resource Teacher in the United States earns approximately $47K per year. Pay generally varies between $29K and $72K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Resource Teachers. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. There are far more female Resource Teachers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 80 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$32,052 - $72,632
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$73K
MEDIAN: $46,890
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$8.98 - $29.58
(Median)
$9
$15
$30
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,052 - $72,632  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,040  
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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$29,140 - $71,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 447
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.98 - $29.58  
   
Overtime
$0.28 - $38.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,040  
   
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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$29,140 - $71,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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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 significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Secondary School Special Education Teacher. The two jobs pay about the same on average. 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 $6K less on average, however, and High School Teachers earn $3K less per year than Resource Teachers do.

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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 17 percent and 9 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.


Resource Teachers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $38K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $45K. Resource Teachers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $54K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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 18%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Resource Teacher Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 17%

Special Education
up arrow 9%

National Average
$46,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 17%