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Special Education Teachers in Connecticut

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10.7% Jobs Projection
$70,970 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Special Education Teachers in Connecticut are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Special Education Teachers in Connecticut is growing faster than average.

  • Special Education Teachers in Connecticut earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Special Education Teachers Work in Connecticut?

In 2018, there were 660 Special Education Teachers working in the state.

There were 320 Special Education Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 340 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Special Education Teachers in CT Employment Trend

The typical state has 220 Special Education Teachers working in it, which means Connecticut has more Special Education Teachers than average.

Special Education Teachers in CT vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Connecticut

Jobs for Special Education Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.9%.

Job Projections for Special Education Teachers: Nation vs. CT

Connecticut Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 20 annual job openings, and 310 total jobs in 2026 for Special Education Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,400 annual jobs and 45,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Special Education Teachers Make in Connecticut?

In 2018 wages for Special Education Teachers ranged from $43,630 to $96,820 with $70,970 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Connecticut is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Special Education Teachers Earnings: CT vs. National Average

Top Connecticut Metros for Special Education Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Special Education Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 400 $76,190
Springfield, MA-CT 170 $53,140
Worcester, MA-CT 140 $46,490
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 70 $60,930

Top States for Special Education Teachers Employment

View the list below to see where most Special Education Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Florida 7,310 $49,260
California 2,950 $62,690
New Jersey 2,340 $59,770
Virginia 2,220 $77,920
Michigan 1,880 $69,370
Texas 1,460 $55,200
Ohio 1,430 $37,450
Oregon 1,240 $83,120
Illinois 880 $49,880
Minnesota 880 $66,930
Georgia 870 $56,960
New Mexico 800 $58,050
Louisiana 700 $56,070
Rhode Island 690 $79,300
Connecticut 660 $70,970
Tennessee 650 $58,420
Massachusetts 650 $49,330
Kentucky 510 $58,190
South Carolina 380 $60,810
Arizona 340 $48,320

Below are the states where Special Education Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Oregon $83,120
Rhode Island $79,300
Virginia $77,920
Iowa $75,840
Utah $74,360
Connecticut $70,970
Michigan $69,370
Kansas $68,500
Minnesota $66,930
Pennsylvania $66,220

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation CT Employment Total
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 2,860
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 1,660
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 1,070
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 180

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