Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers among Alabama cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,310
25th Percentile Wage
$41,350
50th Percentile Wage
$51,620
75th Percentile Wage
$58,510
90th Percentile Wage
$62,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,620
1.05% 1.41%
2016
$51,080
-1.25% -
2015
$51,720
0.89% -
2014
$51,260
0.45% -
2013
$51,030
0.27% -
2012
$50,890
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Alabama ranges from $25,790 to $57,440. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Alabama is Birmingham-Hoover with a median annual salary of $57,440. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Auburn-Opelika (mean annual salary $55,720). The lowest paying area is Montgomery with a median annual salary of $25,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Birmingham-Hoover
$57,440
Auburn-Opelika
$55,720
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$55,260
Huntsville
$51,350
Dothan
$51,030
Decatur
$50,870
Anniston-Oxford
$48,420
Tuscaloosa
$47,930
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$47,620
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$46,350
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$46,230
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$43,970
Montgomery
$25,790




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