Teacher, Visually Impaired Salary

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 annually. Although close to one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$35,906 - $67,301
$36K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,824
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50%
90%

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$27.50 - $60.00
$44
MEDIAN: $44.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,906 - $67,301  
   
Total Pay (?
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$36,217 - $80,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Hourly Rate
$44.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$9.52  
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$0$27K$54K$81K
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$36,217 - $80,986  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

Pay by Experience for a Teacher, Visually Impaired has a positive trend. An entry-level Teacher, Visually Impaired with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Teacher, Visually Impaired with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Teacher, Visually Impaired which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 18 salaries. A Teacher, Visually Impaired with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Teacher, Visually Impaired

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

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 26%