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Highest Paying States for Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers

The highest paying states for kindergarten and elementary school 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 of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $82,800, Connecticut is the highest paying state for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $76,950). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Connecticut
$82,800
$51,810 2,860
2 Alaska
$76,950
$54,890 740
3 California
$76,380
$52,230 15,530
4 Oregon
$74,330
$45,660 1,410
5 Rhode Island
$70,950
$44,850 530
6 New York
$70,490
$43,450 19,390
7 District of Columbia
$70,150
$48,250 550
8 Massachusetts
$69,230
$42,480 6,160
9 Virginia
$65,640
$43,540 5,390
10 Michigan
$65,100
$37,790 2,340
11 New Jersey
$64,720
$52,120 11,940
12 Washington
$64,310
$45,260 4,420
13 Pennsylvania
$62,020
$41,530 7,300
14 Illinois
$61,130
$38,990 8,510
15 Minnesota
$60,790
$39,410 3,860
16 Vermont
$59,900
$38,200 800
17 Wyoming
$59,310
$44,750 620
18 Delaware
$58,810
$43,570 1,100
19 New Mexico
$58,580
$36,700 900
20 Texas
$57,580
$42,570 11,330
21 New Hampshire
$57,530
$37,290 980
22 Maryland
$56,620
$38,290 4,500
23 Nebraska
$56,280
$39,350 1,170
24 South Carolina
$56,250
$37,660 3,010
25 Ohio
$56,030
$33,770 8,470
26 Wisconsin
$55,970
$36,180 1,490
27 Iowa
$54,260
$38,300 1,450
28 Georgia
$54,250
$35,960 5,770
29 Montana
$53,520
$35,900 760
30 Kentucky
$53,310
$40,560 3,120
31 Florida
$51,910
$39,860 4,270
32 Alabama
$51,620
$32,310 1,040
33 Maine
$51,320
$35,620 1,030
34 Kansas
$51,050
$39,220 1,670
35 North Dakota
$50,620
$40,940 690
36 Colorado
$50,530
$36,850 3,050
37 Indiana
$49,640
$33,690 3,110
38 Louisiana
$49,240
$40,830 3,270
39 Tennessee
$49,230
$35,980 4,500
40 Nevada
$49,080
$40,750 970
41 Arkansas
$48,810
$35,450 1,190
42 Missouri
$48,340
$33,920 1,620
43 Hawaii
$47,780
$28,100 990
44 Mississippi
$45,370
$34,180 2,130
45 Arizona
$44,780
$32,870 2,810
46 North Carolina
$44,510
$33,850 8,030
47 West Virginia
$43,790
$28,710 2,210
48 South Dakota
$41,550
$33,220 670
49 Idaho
$41,500
$28,030 980
50 Oklahoma
$39,950
$32,390 2,110
51 Puerto Rico
$39,520
$16,820 1,220
52 Utah
$35,770
$21,650 1,400
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