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 about the same as related careers in New York. On average, they make less than music teachers but more than physical education teachers.

Career Median Salary
Music teacher salary $79K
School psychologist salary $89K
Nurse educator salary $82K
Professor salary $76K
Special education teacher salary $77K
High school teacher salary $81K
Elementary school teacher salary $80K
Kindergarten teacher salary $73K
Physical education teacher salary $65K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)