Special Education Teacher, Middle School Salary (United States)

A Special Education Teacher, Middle School earns an average salary of $42,938 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Special Education Teacher, Middle School Total Pay (?
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$31,226 - $64,928
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MEDIAN: $42,937
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Special Education Teacher, Middle School Total Pay (?
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$9.88 - $34.77
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,226 - $64,928  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,024  
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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$30,928 - $65,958  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 766
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $34.77  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $57.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,024  
   
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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$30,928 - $65,958  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 766
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Job Description for Special Education Teacher, Middle School

A middle school special education teacher typically educates students with disabilities in sixth to eighth grade. These students, normally about 10 to 14 years of age, have mental and/or physical disabilities that make special education outside regular classrooms (for part or all of the day) optimal for their development. The special education teacher helps design and execute a curriculum that fosters achievement and the intellectual development of their students.
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Special Education Teacher, Middle School Tasks
  • Create and prepare materials for student activities.
  • Grade student tests and assignments, and maintain accurate student records according to laws and school regulations.
  • Teach students in public or private schools at middle or junior high level.
  • Adjust teaching methods according to individual student needs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Teacher, Middle School

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

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Newark
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New York
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Charlotte
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National Average
$43,000
Atlanta
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Experience Affects Special Education Teacher, Middle School Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$43,000
Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 13%
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