Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School Teacher Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teachers in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teacher salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,920
25th Percentile Wage
$44,970
50th Percentile Wage
$56,570
75th Percentile Wage
$72,100
90th Percentile Wage
$90,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teachers in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teachers is $90,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teachers is $36,920.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teachers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,5701.70%4.83%
201555,6101.40%-
201454,8301.37%-
201354,0800.44%-
201253,840--

Compare Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teachers in 23 industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teacher occupations is the technical and trade schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $61,220. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $35,330). For detailed preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$61,220
Technical and Trade Schools
$60,630
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$57,600
Educational Services - Local government owned
$57,590
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$57,080
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$57,070
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$56,610
Educational Services
$56,570
Educational Services - State government owned
$55,750
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$53,510
Educational Support Services
$50,390
Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$49,270
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$48,220
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$46,930
Educational Services - Privately owned
$46,880
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$46,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$44,380
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$40,670
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$39,220
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$38,720
Junior colleges - State government owned
$37,530
Other Schools and Instruction
$37,100
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$35,330

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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