Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Georgia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,960
25th Percentile Wage
$44,190
50th Percentile Wage
$54,250
75th Percentile Wage
$64,530
90th Percentile Wage
$77,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,960.

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
$54,250
1.79% 3.30%
2016
$53,280
0.21% -
2015
$53,170
0.79% -
2014
$52,750
1.88% -
2013
$51,760
-1.35% -
2012
$52,460
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Georgia ranges from $48,320 to $65,130. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Georgia is Brunswick with a median annual salary of $65,130. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Athens-Clarke County (mean annual salary $60,440). The lowest paying area is Hinesville-Fort Stewart with a median annual salary of $48,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brunswick
$65,130
Athens-Clarke County
$60,440
Rome
$58,480
Macon
$58,470
Savannah
$57,790
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$55,240
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$55,140
Valdosta
$55,110
Dalton
$54,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$53,500
Albany
$52,640
Gainesville
$52,250
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$52,110
Columbus
$51,380
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$49,640
Hinesville-Fort Stewart
$48,320




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