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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,490
25th Percentile Wage
$42,950
50th Percentile Wage
$51,080
75th Percentile Wage
$58,410
90th Percentile Wage
$62,750

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 $62,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,490.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,080-1.25%0.37%
201551,7200.89%-
201451,2600.45%-
201351,0300.27%-
201250,890--

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 $31,650 to $56,830. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Alabama is Birmingham-Hoover with a median annual salary of $56,830. 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 $31,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Birmingham-Hoover
$56,830
Auburn-Opelika
$55,720
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$55,180
Dothan
$51,840
Decatur
$51,580
Anniston-Oxford
$48,100
Tuscaloosa
$47,930
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$47,620
Huntsville
$47,180
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$46,350
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$43,970
Montgomery
$31,650


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