Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Salary

Secondary School Special Education Teachers in the United States take home approximately $48K per year on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $34K, and the top verges on $71K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Female Secondary School Special Education Teachers make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,228 - $70,931
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,072
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90%

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$10.77 - $35.54
(Median)
$11
$18
$36
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,228 - $70,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,047  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$33,658 - $71,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.77 - $35.54  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$33,658 - $71,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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 $74K per year. The most common career progression for Secondary School Special Education Teachers leads to becoming a Middle School Special Education Teacher, where pay is typically $42K. However, many Secondary School Special Education Teachers also opt to become Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators, a position that pays $60K on average.

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Secondary School Special Education Teachers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Behavior Management, Teaching, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Writing Procedures & Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Counseling. Aptitude in Behavior Management tends to also indicate an understanding of Curriculum Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Teacher, Secondary School

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


Secondary School Special Education Teachers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $41K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Secondary School Special Education Teachers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $64K.

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Experience Affects Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%


Skills That Affect Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Salaries

Behavior Management
up arrow 12%

Teaching
up arrow 12%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 7%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 7%

Curriculum Planning
0%

National Average
$48,000

Counseling
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 183 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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