Special Education Teacher salary in the United States

Average salary
$48,000/yr
Based on 16,345 income tax records
$21,000
$80,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$41K
 
$48K
 
$51K
 
$51K
 
$54K
$21,000
$80,500
How much do Special Education Teachers make?
The average total salary for a Special Education Teacher is $48,000 per year. This is based on data from 16,345 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Special Education Teacher and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Special Education Teacher salary can vary between $21,000 to $80,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Special Education Teacher salary by location

Special Education Teacher salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Fresno Unified School District, Fresno County, CA
13 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$38K – $101K
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The City Of New York, Richmond County, NY
15 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$50K – $101K
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Tulare County, Tulare County, CA
11 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$47K – $100K
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City Of Boston, Suffolk County, MA
13 income tax records
$73,500/yr
$46K – $93K
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Palo Alto Usd, Santa Clara County, CA
39 income tax records
$72,500/yr
$28K – $96K
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District Of Columbia, District Of Columbia County, DC
15 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$33K – $112K
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Bellevue School District, King County, WA
12 income tax records
$68,500/yr
$42K – $91K
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Fairfax County Public Schools, Prince William County, VA
14 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$54K – $86K
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Stockton Unified School District, San Joaquin County, CA
14 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$31K – $90K
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Seattle School District, King County, WA
35 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$26K – $111K
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Poway Unified School District, San Diego County, CA
11 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$49K – $78K
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Lake Washington Partners, King County, WA
12 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$24K – $79K
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State Of Hawaii, Hawaii County, HI
15 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$26K – $68K
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Riverside Unified School District, Riverside County, CA
46 income tax records
$63,500/yr
$31K – $95K
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San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco County, CA
23 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$45K – $103K
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Granite School District, Salt Lake County, UT
12 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$43K – $77K
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Howard County Public School System, Howard County, MD
11 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$18K – $77K
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Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Anne Arundel County, MD
26 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$47K – $78K
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Matanuskasusitna Borough School, Matanuska-Susitna County, AK
14 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$29K – $72K
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Fort Bend Isd, Fort Bend County, TX
12 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$19K – $62K
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Montgomery County Public Schools, Frederick County, MD
11 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$45K – $104K
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Santa Maria Bonita School District, Santa Barbara County, CA
10 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$27K – $74K
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Portland Public Schools, Multnomah County, OR
18 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$24K – $91K
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Buffalo Board Of Education, Erie County, NY
12 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$52K – $71K
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Minneapolis Public Schools, Hennepin County, MN
23 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$26K – $82K
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Anchorage School District, Anchorage County, AK
13 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$46K – $72K
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Bakersfield City Elementary, Kern County, CA
12 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$31K – $84K
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Independant School District, Dakota County, MN
11 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$39K – $68K
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Stanislaus County, Stanislaus County, CA
13 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$30K – $75K
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Oakland Unified School District, Alameda County, CA
13 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$34K – $90K
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San Diego Unified School District, San Diego County, CA
35 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$19K – $82K
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Loudoun County Public Schools, Loudoun County, VA
16 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$27K – $83K
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Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County, CA
64 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$19K – $86K
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State Of Delaware, New Castle County, DE
21 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$39K – $84K
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Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Harris County, TX
30 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$21K – $61K
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Northside Isd, Bexar County, TX
36 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$18K – $60K
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Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore County, MD
36 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$24K – $64K
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Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore County, MD
22 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$31K – $63K
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Metro Nashville Public Schools, Davidson County, TN
24 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$23K – $61K
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Austin Independent School District, Travis County, TX
23 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$25K – $61K
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Clark County School District, Clark County, NV
83 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$29K – $76K
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Gwinnett County Public Schools, Gwinnett County, GA
30 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$32K – $58K
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Washoe County School District, Washoe County, NV
22 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$40K – $63K
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Unified School District, Sedgwick County, KS
24 income tax records
$46,500/yr
$20K – $64K
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Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee County, WI
37 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$26K – $62K
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Special School District, St. Louis County, MO
52 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$28K – $65K
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Cobb County School District, Cobb County, GA
22 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$17K – $60K
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Wake County Public School System, Wake County, NC
36 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$21K – $68K
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North East Independent School District, Bernalillo County, NM
42 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$27K – $66K

Special Education Teacher demographics in United States

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61% are single
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39% are married
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38% have kids
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48% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Special Education Teachers in United States

16,345 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a special education teacher in the United States is $48,000 per year. Special education teacher salaries in the United States can vary between $21,000 to $80,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 16,345 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as special education teacher.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for special education teachers in the United States: Fresno Unified School District ($85,000 a year), The City of New York ($79,500 a year), and Tulare County ($77,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for special education teachers in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($65,000 a year), Seattle Metro Area, WA ($63,500 a year), and San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($63,500 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.