Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Salary

Median pay for Secondary School Special Education Teachers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $48K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $33K to $71K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Secondary School Special Education Teachers survey respondents are women (73 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,914 - $70,547

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$10.48 - $35.10

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National Salary 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
Salary
$33,914 - $70,547  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $1,100  
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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$33,408 - $70,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,028
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $35.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.21  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $1,100  
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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$33,408 - $70,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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.

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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


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Though it's uncommon, some Secondary School Special Education Teachers move into roles as Directors of Special Education, where pay is an average $73K per year. A Middle School Special Education Teacher role is the most prevalent career advancement for Secondary School Special Education Teachers. Paychecks for that role are $42K on average. The Assistant Principal position is another common transition for Secondary School Special Education Teachers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $65K mark.

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Survey results imply that Secondary School Special Education Teachers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Teaching, Behavior Management, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Teacher, Secondary School

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


For many Secondary School Special Education Teachers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $41K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $47K. Secondary School Special Education Teachers bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $64K on average.

Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Special Education Teacher, Secondary School in Sacramento:
"How Time Consuming The Extra Job Duties Would Be."
Stay organized. Don't be afraid to try new techniques with your students. All students can learn.

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Experience Affects Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Salaries

Teaching
up arrow 29%

Behavior Management
up arrow 9%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 8%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 3%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 2%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 11%
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