Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers among Florida 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 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,860
25th Percentile Wage
$44,600
50th Percentile Wage
$51,910
75th Percentile Wage
$61,690
90th Percentile Wage
$74,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,860.

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
$51,910
4.01% 10.85%
2016
$49,830
3.25% -
2015
$48,210
2.72% -
2014
$46,900
1.77% -
2013
$46,070
-0.46% -
2012
$46,280
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Florida ranges from $37,490 to $72,900. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Florida is South Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $72,900. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Port St Lucie (mean annual salary $62,420). The lowest paying area is Jacksonville with a median annual salary of $37,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$72,900
Port St Lucie
$62,420
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$57,540
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$56,380
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$54,350
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$54,010
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$52,230
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$51,400
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$50,020
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$48,780
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$47,260
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$46,820
Tallahassee
$46,800
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$46,580
Gainesville
$46,450
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$44,040
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$44,020
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$40,090
Jacksonville
$37,490




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