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 metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,620
25th Percentile Wage
$41,360
50th Percentile Wage
$47,750
75th Percentile Wage
$56,100
90th Percentile Wage
$62,700

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 $62,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,620.

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 Arkansas 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
201647,7505.65%2.70%
201545,050-0.91%-
201445,4601.32%-
201344,860-3.57%-
201246,460--

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 $42,220 to $50,730. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Arkansas is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway with a median annual salary of $50,730. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Hot Springs (mean annual salary $50,070). The lowest paying area is East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$50,730
Hot Springs
$50,070
Pine Bluff
$46,900
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$45,260
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$45,260
Jonesboro
$44,890
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$44,420
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$42,220


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