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In Portales, New Mexico

In Portales, there is only one special education school where special education faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in special education in the city of Portales, which encompasses special education training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Portales Vs. New Mexico Special Education Employment

Portales 350
New Mexico 3,330

Exactly 350 of the 1,580 special education professionals employed in New Mexico, work in Portales. Between 2006 and 2010, in Portales, there has been a 44% decline in the number of special education professionals. As the employment for special education professionals in Portales has decreased, overall employment in Portales has increased.

Portales Vs. New Mexico Special Education employment growth

4,360 4,890 3,750 3,670 1,580
620 920 830 No data 350
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: New Mexico
  • Dark Yellow: Portales

Special Education VS. All professions salaries in Portales

$43,537 $46,313 $48,483 No data $47,170
$29,990 $31,210 $33,090 No data $35,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Special Education in Portales
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Portales

As the number of special education professionals in Portales has shrunk, salaries for special education professionals have increased. Portales special education professionals made $47,170 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, special education professionals in Portales made an average salary of $43,537 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Portales.

Salary percentiles for Special education professionals in Portales

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25th percentile
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75th percentile
90th percentile

Portales special education professionals earn a median yearly salary of $46,790. The 10% of special education professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $35,630 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $59,680 per year.

Average Salaries for Special education professionals and related professions in Portales

Early Childhood Education
Special Education
Elementary Education
Speech Therapy

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

Educational Trends

Special Education schools in Portales


There is only one accredited special education school in the city. Many of Portales' special education professionals are graduates of this school.

Special Education Programs Offered In Portales


Portales' special education schools offer 2 special education degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Special Education Degrees In Portales


In 2010 approximately 9 students completed special education courses.

Special Education Faculty Salaries in Portales, New Mexico

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