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

How do special education teacher salaries compare to similar careers?

Special education teachers earn 7% less than similar careers in Nebraska. On average, they make less than professors but more than elementary school teachers.

Career Median Salary
Professor salary $67K
Nurse educator salary $66K
Music teacher salary $64K
School psychologist salary $67K
School counselor salary $59K
Special education teacher salary $59K
Kindergarten teacher salary $58K
Physical education teacher salary $58K
High school teacher salary $57K
Elementary school teacher salary $57K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)