Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Salary
|Salary||$35,317 - $71,184|
|Bonus||$350.00 - $10,000|
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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).)
|$34,617 - $71,646|
|Hourly Rate||$10.83 - $35.96|
|Overtime||$17.38 - $45.57|
|Bonus||$350.00 - $10,000|
|Total Pay (||$34,617 - $71,646|
Job Description for Special Education Teacher, Secondary School
Special education teachers in secondary schools help instruct and guide children with mild or moderate disabilities. They adapt a general curriculum so that it meets the specific needs of these individuals and ensure it helps students acquire vital basic skills they will need in the future. Special education teacher identify each student's needs and collaborate with the child's guardians (and possibly therapists, social workers, and other teachers) to ensure the student achieves maximum possible educational development. These teachers' students may have a wide variety of challenges, and individual students' plans may vary widely.Read More...
Special education teachers must be a organized, able to manage time and workload effectively. They must also be creative and highly adaptive, finding ways to make the necessary curriculum understood to a variety of students. Excellent communication skills are essential to communicate with students, parents, and other individuals who help provide education and care to students. Patience and instructional abilities are required as well.
Educational requirements for special education teaching positions vary from state to state. A minimum of a bachelor's degree in education is typically required in most states, as well as relevant state licensing. A master's degree in special education is required in some states, as are professional assessments.
Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Tasks
- Create, administer, and grade tests and assignments to measure students' progress.
- Establish and enforce behavioral and procedural rules.
- Instruct via lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects at the post primary level.
- Maintain student records.
Common Career Paths for Special Education Teacher, Secondary School
For Secondary School Special Education Teachers, progressing to a Director of Special Education role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Director of Special Education can earn $74K annually. Becoming a Middle School Special Education Teacher is, more often than not, the most common role that Secondary School Special Education Teachers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Middle School Special Education Teacher is $43K. Another frequent advance is for Secondary School Special Education Teachers to assume an Assistant Principal role; in this role, workers often take home $66K.
Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Teacher, Secondary School
Pay by Experience for a Special Education Teacher, Secondary School has a positive trend. An entry-level Special Education Teacher, Secondary School with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 511 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Special Education Teacher, Secondary School with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 345 salaries. An experienced Special Education Teacher, Secondary School which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 376 salaries. A Special Education Teacher, Secondary School with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 174 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Secondary School Special Education Teachers, 30 percent above the national average. Secondary School Special Education Teachers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+27 percent), Washington (+11 percent), Indianapolis (+7 percent), and San Diego (+7 percent). Denver is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 2 percent. Philadelphia and St. Louis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 2 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.
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