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Career Profile: Special Education Teachers, Elementary School

Teach academic, social, and life skills to elementary school students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 188,200 people employed as special education teachers, elementary school in the United States. The median annual salary is $61,640. Entry level employees earn approximately $46,400 per year and senior employees earn approximately $98,870 per year.

Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.

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Job Outlook


Total Current Jobs:
188,200
Annual Openings:
14,700
Increase in Openings by 2031:
4%
Annual Salary Range:
$46,400 - $98,870
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree