Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Colorado

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,850
25th Percentile Wage
$42,870
50th Percentile Wage
$50,530
75th Percentile Wage
$62,780
90th Percentile Wage
$77,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,850.

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
$50,530
2.24% 2.95%
2016
$49,400
1.21% -
2015
$48,800
-2.27% -
2014
$49,910
1.34% -
2013
$49,240
0.41% -
2012
$49,040
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Colorado ranges from $40,380 to $60,320. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $60,320. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $54,560). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $40,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$60,320
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$54,560
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$50,780
Grand Junction
$49,790
Greeley
$48,670
Fort Collins-Loveland
$48,590
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$47,720
Pueblo
$47,000
Colorado Springs
$45,710
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$45,440
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$40,380




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