Preschool Special Education Teacher Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of preschool special education teachers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare preschool special education teacher salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Preschool Special Education Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,750
25th Percentile Wage
$36,370
50th Percentile Wage
$49,880
75th Percentile Wage
$67,450
90th Percentile Wage
$114,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool special education teachers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 special education teachers is $114,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid preschool special education teachers is $26,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool special education teachers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,880
6.42% 2.43%
2016
$46,680
-3.06% -
2015
$48,110
0.52% -
2014
$47,860
4.74% -
2013
$45,590
-6.76% -
2012
$48,670
- -

Compare Preschool Special Education Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of preschool special education teachers in 20 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for preschool special education teacher occupations is the hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals) industry with an annual salary $60,850. The lowest paying industry is the offices of mental health practitioners (except physicians) industry (annual salary $23,840). For detailed preschool special education teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$60,850
Hospitals - Privately owned
$60,850
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$59,200
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$58,870
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$57,940
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$57,820
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$57,820
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$53,880
Individual and Family Services
$51,100
Other Residential Care Facilities
$49,200
Social Assistance
$48,260
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$47,950
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$47,950
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$47,110
Child Day Care Services
$46,810
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$39,770
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$39,060
Outpatient Care Centers
$35,600
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$31,280
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$23,840

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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