Women make up the vast majority of Teachers of the Visually Impaired in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $46K per year. Although about a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,943 - $65,850
$36K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,995
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$27.50 - $60.00
$44
MEDIAN: $44.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,943 - $65,850  
   
Total Pay (?
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$36,248 - $77,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$44.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$9.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Total Pay (?
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$36,248 - $77,107  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Job Description for Teacher, Visually Impaired

Teachers for the visually impaired are responsible for teaching students how to read and write using special equipment or the Braille system. They are employed primarily by educational institutions, either those which specialize in teaching the visually impaired or standard schools with departments which focus on students with disabilities.

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Teacher, Visually Impaired Tasks

  • Assess student's visibility and prepare individualized training programs, implementing established models.
  • Attend staff meetings and parent/guardian conferences, informing parents/guardians of student's progress and needs.
  • Report student progress, updating and maintaining student files.
  • Prepare lesson plans and instruct students, utilizing tools, such as braille and low vision devices.
  • Monitor and evaluate student’s progress, altering training programs and lesson plans to adhere to student needs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Teacher, Visually Impaired

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


For Teachers of the Visually Impaired, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $54K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Teachers of the Visually Impaired make a median salary of $56K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $62K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Key Stats for Teacher, Visually Impaired

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Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Teacher, Visually Impaired Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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