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
$25,150
25th Percentile Wage
$34,630
50th Percentile Wage
$46,680
75th Percentile Wage
$66,520
90th Percentile Wage
$102,120

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 $102,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid preschool special education teachers is $25,150.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart 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 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,680-3.06%-4.26%
201548,1100.52%-
201447,8604.74%-
201345,590-6.76%-
201248,670--

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 15 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 other residential care facilities industry with an annual salary $68,470. 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
Other Residential Care Facilities
$68,470
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$60,850
Hospitals - Privately owned
$60,850
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$59,980
Individual and Family Services
$55,750
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$49,860
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$49,710
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$48,530
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$47,350
Social Assistance
$46,280
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$46,220
Child Day Care Services
$42,820
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$34,160
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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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