Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,720
25th Percentile Wage
$44,630
50th Percentile Wage
$62,200
75th Percentile Wage
$78,240
90th Percentile Wage
$88,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $88,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers is $35,720.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,200
3.22% 11.41%
2016
$60,200
3.11% -
2015
$58,330
-5.52% -
2014
$61,550
5.82% -
2013
$57,970
4.95% -
2012
$55,100
- -

Compare Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $77,650. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $57,050). 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
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$77,650
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$62,200
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$59,230
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$59,180
State government, including schools and hospitals
$57,060
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$57,050

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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