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Average Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Salary

$51,201
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$1,558
Bonus
$500
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The average salary for a Special Education Teacher, Secondary School is $51,201.
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$38k
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$51k
90%
$78k
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What Do Special Education Teacher, Secondary Schools Do?

Special Education Teacher, Secondary School Tasks
  • Instruct via lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects at the post primary level.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Create, administer, and grade tests and assignments to measure students' progress.
  • Establish and enforce behavioral and procedural rules.

Job Satisfaction for Special Education Teacher, Secondary School

3.9 out of 5
(298)
Highly Satisfied
23Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Special Education Teacher, Secondary School are from the companies New York City Department of Education, Chicago Public Schools and KIPP Foundation. Reported salaries are highest at KIPP Foundation where the average pay is $86,633. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include New York City Department of Education and Lausd, earning around $81,520 and $70,000, respectively. Miami Dade Public Schools pays the lowest at around $42,922. Phoenix Union High School District and Chicago Public Schools also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $53,000 and $56,389, respectively.

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

Skills in Case Management, Writing Procedures & Documentation and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Crisis Intervention and Curriculum Planning.

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

An entry-level Special Education Teacher, Secondary School with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,392 based on 65 salaries. An early career Special Education Teacher, Secondary School with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,906 based on 571 salaries. A mid-career Special Education Teacher, Secondary School with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,783 based on 463 salaries. An experienced Special Education Teacher, Secondary School with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,163 based on 632 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,986.
Employees with Special Education Teacher, Secondary School in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 35.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (34.5% more) and Houston, Texas (8.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (10.6% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,081 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.1%
Early Career
27.4%
Mid Career
22.2%
Experienced
30.4%
Late Career
16.8%