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Middle School Special Education Teachers in Colorado

Considering a career as a Middle School Special Education Teacher in Colorado?

19.8% Jobs Projection
$50,970 Median Salary
170 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Middle School Special Education Teachers Work in Colorado?

In 2018, there were 1,800 Middle School Special Education Teachers working in the state.

There were 1,660 Middle School Special Education Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Middle School Special Education Teachers in CO Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Middle School Special Education Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 19.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.2%.

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

Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 170 annual job openings, and 2,000 total jobs in 2026 for Middle School Special Education Teachers in this state.

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

What do Middle School Special Education Teachers Make in Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Middle School Special Education Teachers ranged from $38,500 to $78,440 with $50,970 being the median annual salary.

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

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

Top Colorado 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
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 900 $54,170
Colorado Springs, CO 250 $47,790
Boulder, CO 150 $62,640
Fort Collins, CO 80 $49,110
Greeley, CO 70 $48,200
Pueblo, CO 60 $47,180

Top States for Middle School Special Education Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states 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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation CO Employment Total
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 3,510
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 2,290
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 890
Special Education Teachers 200

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