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 among Colorado 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,650
25th Percentile Wage
$41,710
50th Percentile Wage
$49,400
75th Percentile Wage
$62,250
90th Percentile Wage
$76,490

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 $76,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,650.

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 Colorado 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
201649,4001.21%0.73%
201548,800-2.27%-
201449,9101.34%-
201349,2400.41%-
201249,040--

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 $39,610 to $59,150. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $59,150. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $53,190). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$59,150
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$53,190
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$47,530
Fort Collins-Loveland
$47,300
Greeley
$47,010
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$45,440
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$45,070
Colorado Springs
$44,690
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$39,610


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