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Special education teacher salary in Lubbock, TX

How much does a Special Education Teacher make in Lubbock, TX?

Average base salary

below national average
Average $35,007
Low $21,311
High $57,506
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a special education teacher is $35,007 per year in Lubbock, TX. 18 salaries reported, updated at August 15, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Lubbock, TX

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Special Education Teachers in Lubbock, TX

  1. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    843 reviews25 salaries reported
    $109,855per year
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Highest paying cities for Special Education Teachers near Lubbock, TX

  1. El Paso, TX
    $63,390 per year
    41 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $60,163 per year
    237 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $60,034 per year
    106 salaries reported
  1. Bryan, TX
    $59,529 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $59,482 per year
    176 salaries reported
  3. Round Rock, TX
    $58,084 per year
    33 salaries reported
  1. Fort Worth, TX
    $57,137 per year
    65 salaries reported
  2. Katy, TX
    $56,208 per year
    22 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $52,032 per year
    130 salaries reported
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Where can a Special Education Teacher earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Special Education Teachers

Most recommended skill

Crisis Intervention(earn +138.90% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 9.88% since 2018. Special Education Teachers with this skill earn +138.90% more than the average base salary, which is $35,007 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201212increase by 12
201377increase by 541.67%
2014218increase by 183.12%
2015178decrease by 18.35%
2016233increase by 30.90%
2017131decrease by 43.78%
2018162increase by 23.66%
2019178increase by 9.88%

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Top certifications
Certified School Psychologist
Top specialties
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
Top licenses
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
26 jobs51
137 jobs282
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Most common benefits for Special Education Teachers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Loan repayment program
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid housing
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 6,998 ratings

42% of Special Education Teachers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Lubbock, TX?


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Average $15.39 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Special Education Teacher

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How can special education teachers increase their salary?

To increase your salary as a special education teacher, consider the following options:

  • Pursue a master's degree. Those who earn a master's degree in special education can receive higher earnings and stand out among competitors. An advanced degree could also help you negotiate salary expectations.
  • Apply for administrative positions. You can also potentially increase your salary by applying for administrative roles within special education, such as special education coordinator.
  • Search by state. A contributing factor to salary can be the geographic location of one's employment. Consider researching the highest paying states and applying for jobs in those areas.
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