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 8% less than similar careers in Mississippi. On average, they make less than school psychologists but more than elementary school teachers.

Career Median Salary
School psychologist salary $58K
Professor salary $59K
Music teacher salary $59K
Physical education teacher salary $59K
School counselor salary $52K
Special education teacher salary $48K
High school teacher salary $46K
Clergy salary $44K
Librarian salary $47K
Elementary school teacher salary $43K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)