Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,500
25th Percentile Wage
$38,490
50th Percentile Wage
$47,080
75th Percentile Wage
$59,780
90th Percentile Wage
$82,210

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school 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) kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers is $82,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers is $32,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201647,0802.85%3.65%
201545,7402.95%-
201444,390-2.73%-
201345,6000.53%-
201245,360--

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

The average salaries of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in 22 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 kindergarten and elementary school special education teacher occupations is the vocational rehabilitation services industry with an annual salary $52,740. The lowest paying industry is the offices of mental health practitioners (except physicians) industry (annual salary $30,010). 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
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$52,740
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$52,680
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$51,430
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$50,530
Outpatient Care Centers
$49,090
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$49,090
Individual and Family Services
$47,990
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$47,200
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$47,200
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$46,590
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$46,470
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$46,330
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$46,310
Social Assistance
$46,260
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$45,630
Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$44,550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$44,550
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$44,550
Child Day Care Services
$44,380
Other Residential Care Facilities
$39,330
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$30,010

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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