Special Education Schools
In Bellingham, Washington

Special Education faculty can choose to work at only one special education school in Bellingham. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of special education and special education education in Bellingham, which includes special education training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Special Education
  • Masters degree in Special Education


Statistics

Professional Trends

Bellingham Vs. Washington Special Education Employment

Bellingham 70
Washington 5,450

Of the 2,740 special education professionals employed in Washington State, 70 work in Bellingham. There has been a 56% decline in the number of special education professionals in Bellingham between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of special education professionals in Bellingham has decreased, overall employment in Bellingham has also decreased.

Bellingham Vs. Washington Special Education employment growth

6,130 6,600 5,780 5,560 2,740
160 180 160 110 70
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Bellingham

Special Education VS. All professions salaries in Bellingham

$44,567 $50,317 $51,147 $51,680 $55,060
$36,260 $37,990 $39,340 $39,870 $41,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education in Bellingham
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Bellingham

As the number of special education professionals in Bellingham has shrunk, salaries for special education professionals have increased. In 2010 special education professionals in Bellingham reportedly earned an average salary of $55,060 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, special education professionals in Bellingham made an average salary of $44,567 per year. The growth in the salary of special education professionals in Bellingham is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Bellingham

10th percentile
$37,910
25th percentile
$43,270
50th percentile
$57,820
75th percentile
$67,470
90th percentile
$72,630

Special education professionals in Bellingham make a median yearly salary of $57,820. The difference in pay between the special education professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 92%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $37,910 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $72,630 per year.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Bellingham

Early Childhood Education
$45,470
Special Education
$55,060
Elementary Education
$63,018
Speech Therapy
$67,740
Teaching
$69,562

On average special education professional salaries in Bellingham are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Special Education schools in Bellingham

1

Many of Bellingham's special education professionals are graduates of the only accredited special education school in the city.

Special Education Programs Offered In Bellingham

associate
0
bachelor
1
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total2

Bellingham's special education schools offer 2 special education degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Special Education Degrees In Bellingham

associate
0
bachelor
77
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total79

Approximately 79 students graduated from special education courses in 2010.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Bellingham, Washington

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