Special Education Teacher Salary in the US

$51,430
per year
per month
$4,290
per month
per year
Bonus
$1,600/year
Bonus
$130/month

Special Education Teacher - Average Salary

The average salary for a Special Education Teacher is $51,430 per year ($4,290 per month), which is $2,060 (-4%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A Special Education Teacher can expect an average starting salary of $36,820. The highest salaries can exceed $77,590.
$36,820
Low
$51,430
Average salary
$77,590
High
$3,070
Low
$4,290
Average salary
$6,470
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$41,500
$83,090
Salary$36,820 - 77,590
Bonus$0 - 5,500
Total Pay$36,820 - 83,090
$0
$3,470
$6,930
Salary$3,070 - 6,470
Bonus$0 - 460
Total Pay$3,070 - 6,930

Special Education Teacher Salary Range

Low
$36,820
Average salary
$51,430
Senior
$57,670
High
$77,590
Low
$3,070
Average salary
$4,290
Senior
$4,810
High
$6,470
Among special education teachers in the U.S., special education teacher assistants, special education preschool teachers and elementary special education teachers have lower salaries, while high school special education teachers enjoy higher salaries.

Special Education Teacher - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
High School Special Education Teacher$53K/year
+3% 
Elementary Special Education Teacher$49K/year
 -4%
Special Education Preschool Teacher$49K/year
 -4%
Special Education Teacher Assistant$43K/year
 -16%

Special Education Teacher - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Special Education Teacher with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $42,270 per year. A mid level Special Education Teacher with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $51,380, while a Senior Special Education Teacher with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $56,380. Special education teachers with more than 20 years of experience earn $61,420 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Special Education Teacher

Late Career▲ +19%
Senior▲ +10%
Average Salary$51,430/year
Mid Level▼ -0%
Entry Level▼ -18%

Gender Breakdown

Female
90%
Male
10%

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The salary information presented on this page is based on all Special Education Teacher jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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