Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities. They also teach basic skills, such as literacy and communication techniques, to students with severe disabilities.

$58,600

Median US Salary

Bachelor's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Currently employed

184,920

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

8%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

10,000 to 49,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

Connecticut $82,800

Alaska $76,950

California $76,380

Oregon $74,330

Rhode Island $70,950

New York $70,490

District of Columbia $70,150

Massachusetts $69,230

Virginia $65,640

Michigan $65,100

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Cities with the most jobs for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

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Maxxing your 401k as Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

32.4%

Per paycheck

$730.25

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $2,253.85
Pre Tax Retirement $730.25
Before Taxes $1,523.60
Taxes $457.08
Take Home $1,066.52

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