Special education teacher earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Special education teacher salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $76,220
Alabama $48,970
Arkansas $50,880
Arizona $41,954
California $83,650
Colorado $52,700
Connecticut $77,350
District of Columbia $71,550
Delaware $63,360
Florida $55,080
Georgia $57,670
Hawaii $50,400
Iowa $57,730
Idaho $51,180
Illinois $53,640
Indiana $46,043
Kansas $54,050
Kentucky $45,016
Louisiana $51,750
Massachusetts $74,110
Maryland $69,510
Maine $51,480
Michigan $63,700
Minnesota $61,920
Missouri $45,420
Mississippi $47,670
Montana $49,550
North Carolina $48,070
North Dakota $56,720
Nebraska $58,820
New Hampshire $62,110
New Jersey $73,820
New Mexico $53,670
Nevada $59,050
New York $77,400
Ohio $58,990
Oklahoma $43,560
Oregon $79,600
Pennsylvania $52,515
Puerto Rico $30,350
Rhode Island $75,350
South Carolina $54,610
South Dakota $42,410
Tennessee $52,780
Texas $57,960
Utah $41,080
Virginia $57,770
Vermont $61,780
Washington $66,440
Wisconsin $52,440
West Virginia $44,500
Wyoming $59,790

How do special education teacher salaries compare to similar careers?

Special education teachers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than librarians but more than art teachers.

Career Median Salary
Librarian salary $59K
School counselor salary $56K
Health educator salary $54K
Kindergarten teacher salary $55K
Education administrator salary $48K
Special education teacher salary $53K
Clergy salary $49K
Childcare program administrator salary $48K
Career counselor salary $42K
Art teacher salary $34K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)