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Special Education Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

There are 2 special education schools in Columbia for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of special education and special education education in Columbia, which includes special education training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Special Education Employment

Columbia 460
South Carolina 4,880

Exactly 460 of the 2,490 special education professionals employed in South Carolina, work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, in Columbia, there has been a 16% decline in the number of special education professionals. As the number of special education professionals in Columbia has decreased, overall employment in Columbia has increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Special Education employment growth

4,280 4,690 5,030 5,060 2,490
550 510 670 750 460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Special Education VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$44,990 $45,233 $45,633 $47,943 $50,690
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

In Columbia, salaries for special education professionals have increased. In 2010 Columbia special education professionals earned an average yearly salary of $50,690. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for special education professionals in Columbia was $44,990 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Columbia.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Columbia

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Columbia special education professionals earn a median yearly salary of $51,430. The 10% of special education professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $34,110 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $68,470 per year.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Columbia

Early Childhood Education
Special Education
Elementary Education
Speech Therapy

Columbia special education professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Special Education schools in Columbia


There are 2 accredited special education schools in the city. Many of Columbia's special education professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Special Education Programs Offered In Columbia


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in special education offered by Columbia's special education schools.

Student Completed Special Education Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 21 students graduated from special education courses in 2010.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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