Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Salary (United States)

A Special Education Teacher, Secondary School earns an average salary of $45,545 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Total Pay (?
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$32,700 - $68,827
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MEDIAN: $45,545
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Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Total Pay (?
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$9.98 - $34.75
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,700 - $68,827  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$32,393 - $69,058  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,044
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $34.75  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
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).
)
$32,393 - $69,058  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,044
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Teacher, Secondary School

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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Los Angeles
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Philadelphia
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New York
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National Average
$46,000
Phoenix
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Denver
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Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Advice

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Special Education Teacher, Secondary School in Sacramento:
"How Time Consuming The Extra Job Duties Would Be."
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Experience Affects Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 10%
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