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Middle School Special Ed Teachers


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Expect to need to get a bachelor's degree if you pursue this occupation. 87% of workers have a bachelor's degree. 8 of people working as employees have had some college education, but stopped short of a degree. About 5% of those working as middle school special ed teachers have a high-school diploma, but no further education.


Part-Time Work and Self-Employment

About 10% of employees work fewer than 40 hours per week.


Salaries by City

See typical salaries and ranges for this career below*. Shift click to sort by more than one column -- for example first shift-click on state and then shift-click on salary to find best and worst salaries in each state.

StateCity / RegionTypical SalarySalary RangeJob Count% of All Jobs
ALBirmingham - Hoover$53,380$41K - $64KN/AN/A
ALDecatur$51,610$41K - $59K400.08%
ALMontgomery$46,510$37K - $58KN/AN/A
ALTuscaloosa$48,280$40K - $59K500.05%
ARFayetteville - Springdale - Rogers$54,210$41K - $70K1500.07%
ARFort Smith$46,060$36K - $59K1200.11%
ARJonesboro$42,140$32K - $55K400.08%
ARLittle Rock - North Little Rock - Conway$51,720$39K - $69K2600.08%
ARPine Bluff$49,520$21K - $72K400.12%
AZPhoenix - Mesa - Glendale$44,370$33K - $66K7600.04%
AZTucson$41,900$31K - $60K1800.05%
CABakersfield - Delano$60,940$48K - $85KN/AN/A
CAEl Centro$65,800$51K - $91K400.09%
CAFresno$50,930$37K - $75KN/AN/A
CALos Angeles - Long Beach - Glendale (Metro Area)$60,700$44K - $84K1,0400.03%
CANapa$83,900$66K - $103K400.07%
CAOakland - Fremont - Hayward (Metro Area)$65,650$45K - $91K2500.03%
CARedding$58,920$42K - $73KN/AN/A
CARiverside - San Bernardino - Ontario$66,400$49K - $91K9200.08%
CASacramento - Arden - Arcade - Roseville$59,270$41K - $81K3500.04%
CASan Diego - Carlsbad - San Marcos$57,030$42K - $83KN/AN/A
CASan Francisco - San Mateo - Redwood City (Metro Area)$48,500$38K - $76K4200.04%
CASan Jose - Sunnyvale - Santa Clara$66,020$51K - $90K2600.03%
CASanta Ana - Anaheim - Irvine (Metro Area)$72,180$54K - $101K3600.03%
CASanta Cruz - Watsonville$65,820$48K - $79K700.09%
CAStockton$79,990$62K - $94K700.03%
CAVallejo - Fairfield$69,870$54K - $88KN/AN/A
COColorado Springs$45,130$33K - $61K2000.08%
CODenver - Aurora - Broomfield$54,680$38K - $76K8500.07%
COFort Collins - Loveland$47,170$33K - $69K800.06%
COGreeley$48,060$34K - $69K900.11%
CTBridgeport - Stamford - Norwalk$78,070$50K - $106K3000.07%
CTDanbury$76,300$51K - $92K500.08%
CTHartford - West Hartford - East Hartford$71,610$48K - $91K3800.07%
CTNew Haven$65,580$42K - $91K2900.11%
CTNorwich - New London$69,540$48K - $92K1400.11%
DCWashington - Arlington - Alexandria (Metro Area)$78,600$51K - $124K3,0300.13%
DEWilmington (Metro Area)$66,680$44K - $94K1900.06%
FLCape Coral - Fort Myers$53,050$40K - $69K500.02%
FLFort Lauderdale - Pompano Beach - Deerfield Beach (Metro Area)$44,620$33K - $81K2600.04%
FLJacksonville$49,670$37K - $73K2800.05%
FLNorth Port - Bradenton - Sarasota$45,230$35K - $68K1900.08%
FLPalm Bay - Melbourne - Titusville$44,030$35K - $56K800.04%
GAAlbany$47,300$34K - $68K600.10%
GAAtlanta - Sandy Springs - Marietta$51,000$40K - $74K2,7600.12%
GAAugusta - Richmond County$48,050$34K - $65K2500.12%
GABrunswick$54,050$41K - $73K300.08%
GADalton$53,350$36K - $71K1000.16%
GAHinesville - Fort Stewart$55,190$43K - $72K300.20%
GAMacon$52,960$37K - $71K500.05%
GARome$40,640$29K - $82KN/AN/A
GASavannah$49,170$41K - $65K500.03%
GAValdosta$49,040$36K - $71KN/AN/A
IACedar Rapids$41,330$32K - $58K500.03%
IADavenport - Moline - Rock Island$48,840$36K - $77K1400.08%
IADes Moines - West Des Moines$43,980$34K - $58K1100.03%
IASioux City$46,800$34K - $61KN/AN/A
IAWaterloo - Cedar Falls$50,350$33K - $65KN/AN/A
ILBloomington - Normal$54,770$36K - $77K800.09%
ILChampaign - Urbana$42,730$30K - $59K600.06%
ILChicago - Joliet - Naperville (Metro Area)$68,210$43K - $107K3,3000.09%
ILKankakee - Bradley$45,890$35K - $72K800.21%
ILLake County - Kenosha County (Metro Area)$61,340$42K - $107K5900.16%
ILPeoria$53,950$36K - $75K1800.10%
ILRockford$66,520$40K - $89K2100.15%
ILSpringfield$45,820$32K - $62K1100.11%
INBloomington$48,680$35K - $70K900.12%
INEvansville$49,720$34K - $69K800.04%
INFort Wayne$50,690$41K - $70KN/AN/A
INGary (Metro Area)$49,750$36K - $68K1200.04%
INIndianapolis - Carmel$55,170$39K - $75K4200.05%
INKokomo$43,330$33K - $60K400.09%
INMichigan City - La Porte$49,860$34K - $67K300.09%
INMuncie$48,450$38K - $59K500.11%
INSouth Bend - Mishawaka$57,340$39K - $73K400.03%
INTerre Haute$45,950$35K - $66K500.08%
KSTopeka$57,840$35K - $74K900.09%
KSWichita$54,660$39K - $87K1400.05%
KYElizabethtown$46,050$39K - $65K600.12%
KYLexington - Fayette$49,820$39K - $68K1700.07%
KYLouisville - Jefferson County$52,860$38K - $72K4600.08%
LABaton Rouge$48,920$40K - $62K2600.07%
LAMonroe$51,040$42K - $60K800.11%
LAShreveport - Bossier City$44,890$39K - $57K900.05%
MABarnstable Town$63,790$45K - $76K1000.11%
MABoston - Cambridge - Quincy (Metro Area)$59,790$36K - $94K1,7200.10%
MABrockton - Bridgewater - Easton (Metro Area)$64,300$43K - $83K1400.16%
MAFramingham (Metro Area)$47,790$32K - $76K3300.21%
MAHaverhill - North Andover - Amesbury (Metro Area)$54,180$33K - $73K1700.22%
MALawrence - Methuen - Salem (Metro Area)$63,330$46K - $92K700.11%
MALeominster - Fitchburg - Gardner$67,890$49K - $85K1200.25%
MALowell - Billerica - Chelmsford (Metro Area)$59,950$41K - $75K1700.15%
MANew Bedford$80,570$49K - $96K700.12%
MASpringfield$56,830$40K - $78K4200.15%
MATaunton - Norton - Raynham (Metro Area)$55,420$41K - $73K700.17%
MAWorcester$66,400$48K - $79K4000.16%
MDBaltimore - Towson$63,990$44K - $91K2,3600.19%
MDBethesda - Rockville - Frederick (Metro Area)$62,750$41K - $106K1,2600.22%
MDHagerstown - Martinsburg$44,100$34K - $70K1300.13%
MDSalisbury$67,130$49K - $91K600.12%
MEBangor$52,310$37K - $71K600.09%
MELewiston - Auburn$48,290$33K - $60K600.12%
MEPortland - South Portland - Biddeford$51,090$36K - $67K1300.07%
MIAnn Arbor$62,950$36K - $80K500.02%
MIBattle Creek$52,580$39K - $70K300.06%
MIDetroit - Livonia - Dearborn (Metro Area)$50,850$36K - $83K1800.03%
MIFlint$56,800$40K - $86K1100.09%
MIGrand Rapids - Wyoming$57,400$40K - $74K1500.04%
MIHolland - Grand Haven$58,530$44K - $80K1000.09%
MIKalamazoo - Portage$54,290$39K - $76K600.04%
MILansing - East Lansing$64,120$44K - $118K700.03%
MISaginaw - Saginaw Township North$63,280$46K - $79KN/AN/A
MIWarren - Troy - Farmington Hills (Metro Area)$63,110$40K - $89K4500.04%
MNDuluth$49,120$32K - $66K1300.11%
MNMinneapolis - St. Paul - Bloomington$67,590$45K - $104K1,3100.07%
MNSt. Cloud$56,940$42K - $72KN/AN/A
MOJoplin$46,910$34K - $58K400.06%
MOKansas City$45,730$23K - $66K4100.04%
MOSpringfield$43,970$32K - $59K600.03%
MOSt. Joseph$40,340$33K - $53K300.07%
MOSt. Louis$57,990$38K - $96K7600.06%
MSGulfport - Biloxi$49,970$39K - $65K500.05%
MSJackson$43,500$32K - $60K800.03%
NCAsheville$44,660$33K - $60K1100.06%
NCBurlington$41,280$33K - $47K800.15%
NCCharlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill$47,110$34K - $66K7300.09%
NCDurham - Chapel Hill$40,870$32K - $58K2000.08%
NCFayetteville$38,190$32K - $48KN/AN/A
NCGreensboro - High Point$42,100$33K - $58K4500.13%
NCHickory - Lenoir - Morganton$39,720$33K - $55K1900.14%
NCRaleigh - Cary$46,650$34K - $67K4600.09%
NCRocky Mount$42,090$31K - $56KN/AN/A
NCWilmington$40,180$33K - $49K1100.08%
NCWinston - Salem$40,340$32K - $49K1700.08%
NELincoln$51,660$40K - $73K1300.08%
NEOmaha - Council Bluffs$49,590$33K - $74K2700.06%
NHNashua (Metro Area)$55,340$37K - $73K1400.11%
NHPortsmouth$54,960$37K - $73K500.09%
NHRochester - Dover$47,320$34K - $69K500.10%
NJAtlantic City - Hammonton$59,340$44K - $91K2600.19%
NJCamden (Metro Area)$59,660$50K - $89K7900.16%
NJEdison - New Brunswick (Metro Area)$61,210$49K - $90K1,3400.14%
NJNewark - Union (Metro Area)$63,940$50K - $93K9400.10%
NJOcean City$71,230$50K - $93K700.18%
NJTrenton - Ewing$75,630$49K - $95K1800.08%
NJVineland - Millville - Bridgeton$60,060$48K - $90K800.14%
NMAlbuquerque$44,360$28K - $58K3800.10%
NMFarmington$45,860$34K - $69K500.10%
NMLas Cruces$77,920$46K - $95K1600.24%
NMSanta Fe$44,700$38K - $74K600.11%
NYAlbany - Schenectady - Troy$56,950$39K - $86K4200.10%
NYBinghamton$54,350$40K - $73K1200.12%
NYBuffalo - Niagara Falls$57,520$40K - $87K5000.09%
NYGlens Falls$56,040$42K - $83K500.10%
NYKingston$78,210$54K - $107K1300.23%
NYNassau - Suffolk (Metro Area)$91,080$60K - $135K1,5500.13%
NYNew York - White Plains - Wayne (Metro Area)$71,680$51K - $111K6,9400.13%
NYPoughkeepsie - Newburgh - Middletown$76,040$54K - $107K4500.19%
NYRochester$60,360$41K - $87K6300.13%
NYSyracuse$68,600$51K - $95K2600.09%
NYUtica - Rome$56,900$37K - $86K1500.12%
OHAkron$54,110$35K - $74KN/AN/A
OHCanton - Massillon$48,570$36K - $71K1400.09%
OHCincinnati - Middletown$59,400$40K - $84K8200.08%
OHCleveland - Elyria - Mentor$67,620$44K - $91K7900.08%
OHColumbus$59,990$37K - $86K8200.09%
OHDayton$54,750$37K - $75K5000.13%
OHLima$50,960$34K - $74K800.17%
OHMansfield$53,310$39K - $67K400.07%
OHToledo$53,640$36K - $71K3600.12%
OHYoungstown - Warren - Boardman$54,050$40K - $69K2500.12%
OKOklahoma City$40,480$32K - $55K3700.06%
OKTulsa$45,750$33K - $78K2400.06%
ORBend$64,460$42K - $78K700.12%
OREugene - Springfield$53,860$42K - $68K700.05%
ORMedford$55,860$44K - $71K300.05%
ORPortland - Vancouver - Hillsboro$58,120$41K - $74K2400.02%
ORSalem$58,160$45K - $89K700.05%
PAAllentown - Bethlehem - Easton$65,480$49K - $95K2200.06%
PAErie$53,620$48K - $59KN/AN/A
PAHarrisburg - Carlisle$54,420$29K - $74K1400.05%
PAJohnstown$61,900$42K - $74K600.10%
PALancaster$59,140$44K - $85K1800.08%
PAPhiladelphia (Metro Area)$65,060$43K - $104K1,4200.08%
PAPittsburgh$55,210$40K - $76K6100.05%
PAReading$56,450$41K - $77K1500.09%
PAScranton - Wilkes - Barre$61,210$43K - $76K800.03%
PAWilliamsport$59,320$42K - $88K400.07%
PAYork - Hanover$57,440$41K - $83KN/AN/A
RIProvidence - Fall River - Warwick$67,260$44K - $93K5000.09%
SCAnderson$45,080$33K - $59K600.10%
SCCharleston - North Charleston - Summerville$48,980$37K - $71K1700.06%
SCColumbia$50,370$38K - $71K2800.08%
SCFlorence$53,290$40K - $67K1100.14%
SCGreenville - Mauldin - Easley$46,510$32K - $61KN/AN/A
SCSpartanburg$49,440$38K - $71K600.05%
SDSioux Falls$40,210$30K - $56K800.06%
TNChattanooga$52,850$34K - $72K2300.10%
TNKingsport - Bristol - Bristol$48,830$36K - $62K600.05%
TNKnoxville$46,250$36K - $59K1500.05%
TNMemphis$56,480$40K - $73K1000.02%
TNMorristown$42,490$33K - $58K400.08%
TNNashville - Davidson - Murfreesboro - Franklin$45,260$34K - $59K1200.02%
TXAustin - Round Rock - San Marcos$45,730$40K - $58K5500.07%
TXBeaumont - Port Arthur$44,310$35K - $58K400.03%
TXCollege Station - Bryan$44,730$35K - $56K500.05%
TXCorpus Christi$62,050$41K - $73K1400.08%
TXDallas - Plano - Irving (Metro Area)$49,290$40K - $63K1,2200.06%
TXEl Paso$47,620$41K - $58K1500.05%
TXFort Worth - Arlington (Metro Area)$52,450$41K - $70K3200.04%
TXHouston - Sugar Land - Baytown$51,330$41K - $61K9200.04%
TXKilleen - Temple - Fort Hood$46,490$39K - $60K900.07%
TXLongview$44,400$33K - $58K500.05%
TXLubbock$44,730$32K - $58K300.03%
TXMcAllen - Edinburg - Mission$48,560$41K - $61K1200.05%
TXSan Antonio - New Braunfels$60,260$42K - $74K5400.06%
TXWaco$43,940$36K - $55K400.04%
UTLogan$41,740$21K - $54K500.10%
UTOgden - Clearfield$42,790$32K - $59K600.03%
UTSalt Lake City$54,820$39K - $71K1900.03%
UTSt. George$28,560$21K - $47K1800.39%
VABlacksburg - Christiansburg - Radford$57,020$38K - $76K500.09%
VACharlottesville$52,810$40K - $74K800.08%
VALynchburg$44,550$39K - $56K800.08%
VARichmond$50,780$29K - $67K6900.12%
VARoanoke$53,290$28K - $77K1200.08%
VAVirginia Beach - Norfolk - Newport News$59,040$43K - $83K6300.09%
VAWinchester$55,270$40K - $82K600.12%
VTBurlington - South Burlington$58,280$42K - $86K900.08%
WABellingham$60,660$49K - $76K400.05%
WABremerton - Silverdale$63,000$46K - $74K400.05%
WAKennewick - Pasco - Richland$55,730$42K - $71K600.06%
WAOlympia$57,030$41K - $73K400.05%
WASeattle - Bellevue - Everett (Metro Area)$59,150$44K - $76K4100.03%
WASpokane$56,560$41K - $72K600.03%
WATacoma (Metro Area)$61,270$45K - $75K1900.07%
WAYakima$62,340$44K - $75K900.11%
WIAppleton$51,480$41K - $69K400.04%
WIEau Claire$54,030$41K - $73KN/AN/A
WIGreen Bay$56,020$38K - $87K1800.11%
WIJanesville$52,800$35K - $70K900.15%
WILa Crosse$48,950$33K - $68K500.07%
WIMadison$50,340$27K - $68K800.02%
WIMilwaukee - Waukesha - West Allis$58,800$35K - $79K4000.05%
WIOshkosh - Neenah$23,220$20K - $52K400.04%
WIRacine$47,390$31K - $71K500.07%
WISheboygan$77,030$35K - $94KN/AN/A
WVCharleston$44,430$35K - $57KN/AN/A
WVHuntington - Ashland$37,550$32K - $57K1900.17%
WVWheeling$50,210$33K - $59KN/AN/A

Area Job Conditions

Jobs per capita for workers are most common in Mansfield (Ohio), Leominster (Massachusetts), and Weirton (West Virginia), and least common in Bakersfield (California), Salt Lake City (Utah), and Memphis (Tennessee).

Jobs for employees pay the most in Nassau (New York), Modesto (California), and Danbury (Connecticut), and the least in Sioux Falls (South Dakota), Joplin (Missouri), and Flagstaff (Arizona).