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Special Education Schools
In Atlanta, Georgia

There are 3 special education schools in Atlanta for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the special education academic community in Atlanta, and the future trends. Academia in special education includes special education training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Atlanta Vs. Georgia Special Education Employment

Atlanta 5,690
Georgia 20,480

Exactly 5,690 of the 9,610 special education professionals employed in Georgia, work in Atlanta. There has been a 22% decline in the number of special education professionals in Atlanta between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for special education professionals in Atlanta has decreased, overall employment in Atlanta has increased.

Atlanta Vs. Georgia Special Education employment growth

13,970 14,940 18,400 20,260 9,610
7,280 8,290 10,630 11,690 5,690
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Georgia
  • Dark Yellow: Atlanta

Special Education VS. All professions salaries in Atlanta

$48,053 $50,377 $51,770 $52,683 $52,090
$40,930 $42,170 $44,170 $45,520 $46,440
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education in Atlanta
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Atlanta

As the number of special education professionals in Atlanta has shrunk, salaries for special education professionals have increased. In 2010 special education professionals in Atlanta reportedly earned an average salary of $52,090 per year. The average salary for special education professionals in Atlanta was $48,053 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Atlanta.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Atlanta

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Special education professionals make a median salary of $51,450 per year in Atlanta. The 10% of special education professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,300 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $72,910 per year.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Atlanta

Early Childhood Education
Special Education
Elementary Education
Speech Therapy

Special education professional salaries in Atlanta are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Special Education schools in Atlanta


Many of Atlanta's special education professionals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited special education schools in the city.

Special Education Programs Offered In Atlanta


Atlanta's special education schools offer 6 special education degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Special Education Degrees In Atlanta


Approximately 81 students graduated from special education courses in 2010.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Atlanta, Georgia

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