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Resource Teacher Salary

The average Resource Teacher in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $46K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $28K, and the top verges on $72K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. There are far more female Resource Teachers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 80 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$31,359 - $73,305
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MEDIAN: $46,202
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$9.64 - $26.79
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,359 - $73,305  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,019  
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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$28,459 - $72,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 394
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $26.79  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,019  
   
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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$28,459 - $72,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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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As Resource Teachers make advancements in their career path, salaries do not necessarily change. Higher-end positions, such as Secondary School Special Education Teacher, pay amounts similar to Resource Teachers 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 $5K less on average, however, and High School Teachers earn $2K less per year than Resource Teachers do.

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Typical Resource Teachers report a focused set of job skills. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Resource Teachers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $44K. Resource Teachers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $54K.

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
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Resource Teacher Salaries

Special Education
up arrow 8%

National Average
$45,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%