Director of Special Education Salary

Roughly three in five of Directors of Special Education in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $49K to $107K per year, and the average comes out to $74K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Directors of Special Education survey respondents are women (76 percent). For the most part, Directors of Special Education enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,503 - $108,364
$50K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,082
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Salary $49,503 - $108,364
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$49,337 - $109,200
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 279

Job Description for Director of Special Education

Directors of special education are responsible for ensuring the academic and social success of students in special education programs. Those in this position must ensure that their services are meeting all needs of enrolled students and provide necessary support through staff, counseling, training, and additional education to see these successes.

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Director of Special Education Tasks

  • 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.
  • Supervise the hiring and evaluation of district special education staff.
  • Assist principles in implementing special education programs in compliance with government regulations.
  • Oversee and administer the district budget for special education.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Special Education

Pay by Experience for a Director of Special Education has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Special Education with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Special Education with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Director of Special Education which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 90 salaries. A Director of Special Education with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 62 salaries.

Director of Special Education Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Director of Special Education?

Director of Special Education in Santa Fe Springs:
"Keep your mouth shut."
Be confident in every decision.

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Key Stats for Director of Special Education

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Director of Special Education Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 12%