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
$37,740
25th Percentile Wage
$45,840
50th Percentile Wage
$57,790
75th Percentile Wage
$74,120
90th Percentile Wage
$93,160

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 $93,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid preschool, primary, secondary, and special education school teachers is $37,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,790
2.11% 6.84%
2016
$56,570
1.70% -
2015
$55,610
1.40% -
2014
$54,830
1.37% -
2013
$54,080
0.44% -
2012
$53,840
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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 27 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 $64,130. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $24,010). 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
$64,130
Technical and Trade Schools
$61,520
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$59,860
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$58,810
Educational Services - Local government owned
$58,800
Educational Services - State government owned
$58,600
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$57,840
Educational Services
$57,790
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$55,200
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$53,210
Educational Support Services
$51,630
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$49,360
Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$49,270
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$48,510
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$47,800
Educational Services - Privately owned
$47,710
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$46,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$44,140
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$42,710
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$41,240
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$40,480
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$40,250
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$39,950
Junior colleges - State government owned
$38,880
Other Schools and Instruction
$34,710
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$32,840
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$24,010

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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