Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers among Arkansas areas 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 Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,450
25th Percentile Wage
$42,140
50th Percentile Wage
$48,810
75th Percentile Wage
$57,450
90th Percentile Wage
$63,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,450.

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
$48,810
2.17% 4.81%
2016
$47,750
5.65% -
2015
$45,050
-0.91% -
2014
$45,460
1.32% -
2013
$44,860
-3.57% -
2012
$46,460
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Arkansas ranges from $40,410 to $52,260. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Arkansas is Pine Bluff with a median annual salary of $52,260. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway (mean annual salary $51,320). The lowest paying area is East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $40,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pine Bluff
$52,260
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$51,320
Hot Springs
$50,070
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$47,880
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$46,830
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$45,210
Jonesboro
$44,300
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$40,410




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