Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,490
25th Percentile Wage
$46,770
50th Percentile Wage
$58,700
75th Percentile Wage
$74,790
90th Percentile Wage
$93,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education 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) kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers is $93,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers is $38,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,700
2.47% 8.02%
2016
$57,250
2.06% -
2015
$56,070
2.19% -
2014
$54,840
1.37% -
2013
$54,090
0.18% -
2012
$53,990
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Compare Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in 16 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 kindergarten and elementary school special education teacher occupations is the educational support services - privately owned industry with an annual salary $70,340. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $42,520). For detailed kindergarten and elementary school special education teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$70,340
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$62,730
Educational Support Services
$61,700
Educational Services - Local government owned
$59,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$59,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$58,700
Educational Services
$58,700
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$58,490
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$56,560
Educational Services - State government owned
$56,400
Other Schools and Instruction
$56,310
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$51,810
Educational Services - Privately owned
$50,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$50,110
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$45,080
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$42,520

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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