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7.1% Jobs Projection
$74,810 Median Salary
550 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Middle School Special Education Teachers in California is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Middle School Special Education Teachers Work in California?

There were approximately 4,710 workers employed as Middle School Special Education Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 5,610 Middle School Special Education Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 900 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Middle School Special Education Teachers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,040 Middle School Special Education Teachers working in it, which means California has more Middle School Special Education Teachers than average.

Middle School Special Education Teachers in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Middle School Special Education Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.2%.

Job Projections for Middle School Special Education Teachers: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 550 annual job openings, and a total of 7,500 jobs for California Middle School Special Education Teachers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,100 annual jobs and 95,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Middle School Special Education Teachers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Middle School Special Education Teachers ranged from $49,030 to $113,260 with $74,810 being the median annual salary.

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

Middle School Special Education Teachers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Middle School Special Education Teachers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,560 $83,100
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 430 $80,590
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 400 $69,400
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 230 $76,570

Top States for Middle School Special Education Teachers Employment

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

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 10,970 $79,230
Texas 7,620 $56,920
New Jersey 6,850 $68,050
California 4,710 $74,810
Ohio 4,370 $58,480
Georgia 4,040 $58,410
Massachusetts 3,470 $72,540
Illinois 3,420 $60,140
Maryland 3,280 $72,000
Virginia 3,150 $69,210
North Carolina 2,950 $48,400
Florida 2,490 $53,820
Pennsylvania 2,390 $64,060
Colorado 1,800 $50,970
Minnesota 1,690 $64,760
Louisiana 1,610 $50,350
Arizona 1,560 $43,620
Missouri 1,490 $47,600
Kentucky 1,430 $53,710
Washington 1,210 $64,060

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

State Annual Median Salary
Oregon $81,280
Connecticut $79,900
New York $79,230
California $74,810
Alaska $73,030
Massachusetts $72,540
Maryland $72,000
Rhode Island $71,310
Virginia $69,210
Delaware $68,080

Discover similar careers:

Occupation CA Employment Total
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 15,230
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 10,520
Special Education Teachers 2,950
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 1,470

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