Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers amongst Louisiana metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,830
25th Percentile Wage
$44,000
50th Percentile Wage
$49,240
75th Percentile Wage
$56,700
90th Percentile Wage
$62,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,830.

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 from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,240
1.56% 1.91%
2016
$48,470
1.26% -
2015
$47,860
3.18% -
2014
$46,340
0.47% -
2013
$46,120
-4.73% -
2012
$48,300
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Louisiana ranges from $44,150 to $52,240. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $52,240. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Shreveport-Bossier City (mean annual salary $51,160). The lowest paying area is Alexandria with a median annual salary of $44,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$52,240
Shreveport-Bossier City
$51,160
Baton Rouge
$50,860
Monroe
$50,750
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$49,230
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$49,130
Lafayette
$48,110
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$47,440
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$46,700
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$44,300
Alexandria
$44,150




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