Resource Teacher Salary (United States)

Resource Teachers in the United States typically take home $44,298 annually. Pay begins at $27,299 on the low end and climbs to $73,109 per year near the top. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. Most Resource Teachers are women (77 percent). Work is enjoyable for the better half of Resource Teachers who claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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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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
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$30,984 - $74,537  
   
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$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 (?
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$27,299 - $73,109  
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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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For Resource Teachers, career advancements do not correlate with a rise in salary. Lower-level Resource Teachers may earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Secondary Special Education Teacher. 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.
For many Resource Teachers, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $38K to $42K. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $49,743. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Resource Teachers who have made it this far report earning around $55K per year. 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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For those looking to make money, Resource Teachers in San Antonio enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 13 percent above the national average. Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Phoenix.

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%
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