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What is a Special Education Teacher?

Special Education Teacher Job Description All special education teachers not listed separately.

  • Special Education Teacher for Adults with Disabilities
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Preschool Teacher
  • Autism Tutor
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired

What Kind of Special Education Teacher Job Opportunities Are There?

There were about 41,300 jobs for Special Education Teachers in 2016 (in the United States).

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9.8% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 4,100 new jobs for Special Education Teachers by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 3,400 job openings in this field each year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Special Education Teachers in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Special Education Teachers are Florida, Virginia, and California.

Watch out if you plan on working in North Dakota, North Carolina, or Nebraska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Special Education Teacher Salary

Special Education Teachers Make between $34,580 and $98,730 a year. The median salary for this occupation is $56,680.

Salary Ranges for Special Education Teachers

How much do Special Education Teachers make in different U.S. states?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

Oregon

$81,990

Rhode Island

$81,180

Virginia

$78,340

Iowa

$75,280

Michigan

$72,670

Utah

$72,290

Connecticut

$70,200

Minnesota

$68,540

District of Columbia

$67,310

Kansas

$67,310

Pennsylvania

$66,780

California

$66,640

New Jersey

$65,380

Wisconsin

$63,010

South Carolina

$62,740

Alaska

$62,040

Alabama

$60,840

Nebraska

$60,060

Washington

$59,520

Kentucky

$58,910

Montana

$58,430

Georgia

$58,010

Tennessee

$57,580

Louisiana

$57,490

Mississippi

$57,280

Massachusetts

$56,700

New Mexico

$56,290

Missouri

$55,780

Nevada

$55,650

Illinois

$54,120

Texas

$53,840

West Virginia

$53,030

Florida

$51,500

Colorado

$51,370

Maryland

$51,090

Arizona

$48,850

New Hampshire

$48,150

Idaho

$47,080

Indiana

$46,190

North Carolina

$45,670

Vermont

$45,400

Ohio

$42,690

Oklahoma

$40,300

Hawaii

$37,160

Arkansas

$34,140

Where Special Education Teachers Are Employed

Special Education Teacher Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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