Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,980
25th Percentile Wage
$57,870
50th Percentile Wage
$71,620
75th Percentile Wage
$85,020
90th Percentile Wage
$98,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,980.

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 California 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
201671,6203.74%6.94%
201568,9402.12%-
201467,4800.53%-
201367,1200.70%-
201266,650--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of California ranges from $54,540 to $78,090. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in California is Fresno with a median annual salary of $78,090. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Merced (mean annual salary $77,250). The lowest paying area is Redding with a median annual salary of $54,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fresno
$78,090
Merced
$77,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$76,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$76,330
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$74,570
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$74,500
Yuba City
$74,390
El Centro
$73,460
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$73,110
Vallejo-Fairfield
$72,570
Salinas
$72,270
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$71,000
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$70,380
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$70,330
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$70,060
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$69,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$69,370
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$69,190
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$69,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$68,320
Hanford-Corcoran
$68,310
Chico
$67,930
Stockton
$67,340
Visalia-Porterville
$65,030
Modesto
$63,980
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$61,430
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$61,070
Bakersfield-Delano
$59,360
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$57,470
Redding
$54,540


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