Teachers of the Visually Impaired in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $46K annually. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,151 - $64,112
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$36K
$46K
$64K
MEDIAN: $45,922
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,151 - $64,112  
   
Total Pay (?
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$36,429 - $73,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$44.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$9.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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Total Pay (?
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$36,429 - $73,893  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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.
  • Report student progress, updating and maintaining student files.
  • 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.

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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.


Teachers of the Visually Impaired with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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 $53K. Teachers of the Visually Impaired bring in $55K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $60K.

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Experience Affects Teacher, Visually Impaired Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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