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
$30,200
25th Percentile Wage
$40,010
50th Percentile Wage
$51,380
75th Percentile Wage
$71,460
90th Percentile Wage
$102,300

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 $102,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers is $30,200.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,380
8.37% 11.72%
2016
$47,080
2.85% -
2015
$45,740
2.95% -
2014
$44,390
-2.73% -
2013
$45,600
0.53% -
2012
$45,360
- -

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 23 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 offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists industry with an annual salary $91,360. 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
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$91,360
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$89,960
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$85,730
Home Health Care Services
$65,670
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$53,740
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$52,960
Individual and Family Services
$52,890
Outpatient Care Centers
$51,450
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$51,450
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$50,520
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$48,930
Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,930
Social Assistance
$48,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$48,450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,450
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$48,310
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$47,200
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$47,200
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$46,520
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$44,750
Other Residential Care Facilities
$41,080
Child Day Care Services
$39,030
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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