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Special Education Schools
In Grand Rapids, Michigan

Special Education faculty can choose to work at one of 3 special education schools in Grand Rapids. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the special education academic community in Grand Rapids, and the future trends. Academia in special education includes special education training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Special Education Employment

Grand Rapids 390
Michigan 9,890

Exactly 390 of the 4,350 special education professionals employed in Michigan, work in Grand Rapids. Between 2006 and 2010, in Grand Rapids, there has been a 42% decline in the number of special education professionals. As the employment for special education professionals in Grand Rapids has decreased, overall employment in Grand Rapids has increased.

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Special Education employment growth

10,850 10,260 11,560 13,030 4,350
670 750 1,130 1,560 390
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Grand Rapids

Special Education VS. All professions salaries in Grand Rapids

$54,857 $51,137 $55,143 $49,777 $49,000
$38,060 $39,250 $40,460 $40,710 $41,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education in Grand Rapids
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Grand Rapids

In Grand Rapids, salaries for special education professionals have decreased. In 2010 Grand Rapids special education professionals earned an average yearly salary of $49,000. Special education professionals in Grand Rapids made a yearly average salary of $54,857, four years earlier in 2006. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Grand Rapids.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Grand Rapids

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Special education professionals in Grand Rapids earn a median salary of $45,130 per year. The 10% of special education professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $33,700 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $73,140 per year.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Grand Rapids

Early Childhood Education
Special Education
Elementary Education
Speech Therapy

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

Educational Trends

Special Education schools in Grand Rapids


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

Special Education Programs Offered In Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids' special education schools offer 5 special education degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Special Education Degrees In Grand Rapids


In 2010 approximately 36 students graduated from special education courses.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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