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Considering a career as a Middle School Special Education Teacher in North Carolina?

7.2% Jobs Projection
$48,400 Median Salary
240 Job Openings

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

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

  • Middle School Special Education Teachers in North Carolina earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Middle School Special Education Teachers Work in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, there were 2,950 people working as Middle School Special Education Teachers in the year 2018.

There were 3,090 Middle School Special Education Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Middle School Special Education Teachers in NC Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Middle School Special Education Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.2% which is similar to nationwide projections.

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

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 240 annual job openings, and a total of 3,260 jobs for North Carolina 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Middle School Special Education Teachers ranged from $35,120 to $63,570 with $48,400 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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

Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 870 $50,440
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 610 $70,750
Raleigh, NC 570 $54,280
Greensboro-High Point, NC 350 $45,940
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 210 $44,920
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 150 $45,290
Asheville, NC 110 $49,960
Winston-Salem, NC 100 $50,260
Wilmington, NC 90 $46,380

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 NC Employment Total
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 7,080
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 4,350
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 580
Special Education Teachers 70

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