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Highest Paying Industries for Preschool Special Education Teachers

The top 39 highest paying industries for preschool special education teachers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $65,360, offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists is the highest paying industry for preschool special education teachers. It is followed by junior colleges - local government owned industry (average annual salary $64,250). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of preschool special education teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 39 Highest Paying Industries for Preschool Special Education Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$65,360
610
2 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$64,250
80
3 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$63,360
630
4 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$61,640
690
5 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$60,940
90
6 Other Residential Care Facilities
$59,130
200
7 Hospitals - Privately owned
$58,510
70
8 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$58,510
70
9 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,820
60
10 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$57,820
60
11 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$57,150
1,920
12 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$56,880
14,050
13 Educational Services - Local government owned
$56,820
14,540
14 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$56,590
15,070
15 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$56,510
15,380
16 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$56,140
15,380
17 Educational Services
$56,070
15,950
18 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$54,750
260
19 State government, including schools and hospitals
$54,180
310
20 Educational Services - State government owned
$54,180
310
21 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$53,870
330
22 Educational Support Services
$53,520
340
23 Individual and Family Services
$49,660
2,760
24 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$49,590
30
25 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$48,860
380
26 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$48,300
40
27 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,040
530
28 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$48,040
530
29 Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,040
530
30 Health Care and Social Assistance
$47,860
7,410
31 Educational Services - Privately owned
$46,390
1,090
32 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$46,380
1,070
33 Social Assistance
$46,340
6,270
34 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$45,980
180
35 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$45,390
150
36 Child Day Care Services
$43,000
3,350
37 Outpatient Care Centers
$42,030
60
38 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$38,610
160
39 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$30,930
50
See also: Highest paying cities for preschool special education teachers.