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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Port St Lucie|| |
|Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall|| |
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach|| |
|Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach|| |
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers|| |
|North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota|| |
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent|| |
|Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater|| |
|Sebastian-Vero Beach|| |
|Lakeland-Winter Haven|| |
|Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville|| |
|Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach|| |