Average Special Education Teacher, Middle School Salary

$49,313
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$1,973
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The average salary for a Special Education Teacher, Middle School is $49,313.
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$37k
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$49k
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$72k
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What Do Special Education Teacher, Middle Schools Do?

Special Education Teacher, Middle School Tasks
  • Teach students in public or private schools at middle or junior high level.
  • Adjust teaching methods according to individual student needs.
  • Create and prepare materials for student activities.
  • Grade student tests and assignments, and maintain accurate student records according to laws and school regulations.

Job Satisfaction for Special Education Teacher, Middle School

3.8 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Special Education Teacher, Middle School

The top respondents for the job title Special Education Teacher, Middle School are from the companies The Menta Group, Chicago Public Schools and KIPP Foundation. Reported salaries are highest at Chicago Public Schools where the average pay is $60,173. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include KIPP Foundation, earning around $52,072. Milwaukee Public Schools pays the lowest at around $45,632. The Menta Group also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $50,000.

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What Are Popular Skills for Special Education Teacher, Middle Schools?

Skills in Curriculum Planning and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Writing Procedures & Documentation, Childhood Education and Case Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Teacher, Middle Schools?

An entry-level Special Education Teacher, Middle School with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,033 based on 42 salaries. An early career Special Education Teacher, Middle School with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,709 based on 331 salaries. A mid-career Special Education Teacher, Middle School with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,968 based on 224 salaries. An experienced Special Education Teacher, Middle School with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,171 based on 242 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,873.
Employees with Special Education Teacher, Middle School in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 40.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (17.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (9.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (20.2% less), Memphis, Tennessee (4.6% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 969 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.3%
Early Career
34.2%
Mid Career
23.1%
Experienced
25.0%
Late Career
13.4%