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Teacher, Visually Impaired Salary

Women account for the majority of Teachers of the Visually Impaired in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $43K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $32K, and the higher rates verge on $74K per year. For the most part, Teachers of the Visually Impaired enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$31,545 - $58,061
(Median)
$32K
$43K
$58K
MEDIAN: $43,450
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90%

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$16.11 - $61.58
(Median)
$16
$39
$62
MEDIAN: $38.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,545 - $58,061  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
Total Pay (?
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$31,925 - $74,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$16.11 - $61.58  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
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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$31,925 - $74,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Teacher, Visually Impaired

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $53K. Teachers of the Visually Impaired bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $50K.

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Experience Affects Teacher, Visually Impaired Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 23%
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