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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 $78,690, Connecticut is the highest paying state for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $75,370). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$78,690
$46,100 2,870
2 Alaska
$75,370
$53,780 760
3 California
$71,620
$47,980 16,740
4 Rhode Island
$69,500
$43,420 530
5 Massachusetts
$68,280
$42,520 6,500
6 New York
$67,860
$42,010 21,340
7 Oregon
$66,690
$44,150 1,080
8 New Jersey
$63,890
$51,990 12,290
9 Michigan
$63,240
$39,860 2,520
10 Virginia
$62,870
$42,440 5,240
11 District of Columbia
$62,520
$40,390 740
12 Pennsylvania
$62,090
$41,600 9,410
13 Washington
$61,230
$43,080 2,940
14 Delaware
$61,050
$43,550 1,280
15 New Mexico
$59,230
$40,430 810
16 Wyoming
$58,430
$44,390 610
17 Minnesota
$58,030
$35,750 4,860
18 Ohio
$57,810
$35,970 7,970
19 Vermont
$57,210
$39,750 780
20 Illinois
$57,070
$37,330 6,370
21 New Hampshire
$55,520
$36,140 1,080
22 Texas
$55,330
$41,670 10,770
23 Nebraska
$55,160
$40,060 1,190
24 South Carolina
$54,730
$35,980 3,190
25 Georgia
$53,280
$36,260 7,190
26 Iowa
$53,270
$36,790 1,430
27 Kansas
$52,810
$37,870 1,790
28 Kentucky
$52,260
$40,380 3,170
29 Montana
$51,630
$34,540 800
30 Maryland
$51,600
$36,330 4,460
31 Maine
$51,480
$34,360 1,120
32 Alabama
$51,080
$35,490 1,320
33 Wisconsin
$50,920
$32,850 1,390
34 Tennessee
$50,480
$36,140 5,260
35 Florida
$49,830
$38,000 4,500
36 North Dakota
$49,410
$39,980 680
37 Colorado
$49,400
$35,650 2,960
38 Louisiana
$48,470
$40,400 3,010
39 Hawaii
$47,780
$28,100 990
40 Arkansas
$47,750
$34,620 1,060
41 Indiana
$47,700
$33,200 2,720
42 Arizona
$44,000
$32,650 2,980
43 Mississippi
$43,670
$33,800 1,950
44 Idaho
$43,310
$32,540 870
45 Missouri
$43,300
$26,230 1,960
46 North Carolina
$43,170
$33,410 9,270
47 South Dakota
$42,630
$33,260 670
48 West Virginia
$42,210
$29,730 2,410
49 Utah
$42,000
$22,390 1,580
50 Oklahoma
$39,390
$32,170 2,270
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