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Considering a career as a Middle School Special Education Teacher in New Jersey?

1.7% Jobs Projection
$68,050 Median Salary
540 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Middle School Special Education Teachers in New Jersey is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Middle School Special Education Teachers Work in New Jersey?

In 2018, there were 6,850 Middle School Special Education Teachers working in the state.

There were 6,920 Middle School Special Education Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Middle School Special Education Teachers in NJ Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Middle School Special Education Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 1.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.2%.

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

New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 540 annual job openings, and 7,580 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Middle School Special Education Teachers ranged from $53,200 to $98,600 with $68,050 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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

Top New Jersey 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,160 $77,270
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,430 $66,700
Trenton, NJ 330 $75,710
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 240 $77,310
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 220 $71,750
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 90 $64,400
Ocean City, NJ 70 $86,980

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 NJ Employment Total
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 12,110
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 6,290
Special Education Teachers 2,340
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 250

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