Preschool Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool special education teachers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Preschool Special Education Teachers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,800
25th Percentile Wage
$44,800
50th Percentile Wage
$53,820
75th Percentile Wage
$63,630
90th Percentile Wage
$77,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool 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 $77,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,800.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,820
3.36% 9.48%
2016
$52,010
-0.73% -
2015
$52,390
4.39% -
2014
$50,090
2.14% -
2013
$49,020
0.61% -
2012
$48,720
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool Special Education Teachers in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool special education teachers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool special education teachers in state of Colorado ranges from $43,310 to $57,690. The highest paying area for preschool special education teachers in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $57,690. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $52,470). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$57,690
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$52,470
Fort Collins-Loveland
$50,800
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$49,990
Colorado Springs
$47,100
Pueblo
$45,780
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$43,310




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