Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Arizona

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,870
25th Percentile Wage
$37,630
50th Percentile Wage
$44,780
75th Percentile Wage
$52,250
90th Percentile Wage
$61,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,870.

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
$44,780
1.74% 2.19%
2016
$44,000
1.66% -
2015
$43,270
-2.36% -
2014
$44,290
1.96% -
2013
$43,420
-0.88% -
2012
$43,800
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Arizona ranges from $35,850 to $47,880. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Arizona is Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,880. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Flagstaff (mean annual salary $47,140). The lowest paying area is Lake Havasu City-Kingman with a median annual salary of $35,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$47,880
Flagstaff
$47,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$46,190
Prescott
$41,220
Tucson
$40,490
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$40,480
Yuma
$37,220
Lake Havasu City-Kingman
$35,850




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