Average Director of Special Education Salary

$73,049
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$1,986
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The average salary for a Director of Special Education is $73,049.
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$49k
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$106k
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What Do Director of Special Educations Do?

Director of Special Education Tasks
  • Assist principles in implementing special education programs in compliance with government regulations.
  • Oversee and administer the district budget for special education.
  • Supervise the hiring and evaluation of district special education staff.
  • Develop and enforce district policies regarding special education programs.
  • Manage the special education programs run by a school district, determine curriculum and services, and evaluate program success.

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What Are Popular Skills for Director of Special Educations?

Skills in Administration, People Management and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training and Team Leadership.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Director of Special Educations?

An entry-level Director of Special Education with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,049 based on 7 salaries. An early career Director of Special Education with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,734 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career Director of Special Education with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,442 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Director of Special Education with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,451 based on 155 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,863.
Employees with Director of Special Education in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 9.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (26.5% less), Denver, Colorado (17.5% less) and New Orleans, Louisiana (9.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 450 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.6%
Early Career
15.3%
Mid Career
21.8%
Experienced
34.4%
Late Career
26.9%