Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers amongst Michigan cities 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 Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,790
25th Percentile Wage
$49,340
50th Percentile Wage
$65,100
75th Percentile Wage
$77,850
90th Percentile Wage
$92,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,790.

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
$65,100
2.86% 8.36%
2016
$63,240
7.15% -
2015
$58,720
-1.67% -
2014
$59,700
-0.49% -
2013
$59,990
0.55% -
2012
$59,660
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Michigan ranges from $40,470 to $73,700. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Michigan is Flint with a median annual salary of $73,700. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Monroe (mean annual salary $70,330). The lowest paying area is Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $40,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Flint
$73,700
Monroe
$70,330
Lansing-East Lansing
$69,730
Jackson
$67,400
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$67,280
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$66,480
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$65,570
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$64,410
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$64,360
Ann Arbor
$63,110
Kalamazoo-Portage
$61,950
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$59,150
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$58,720
Niles-Benton Harbor
$58,530
Battle Creek
$57,760
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$56,600
Holland-Grand Haven
$55,950
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$53,030
South Bend-Mishawaka
$44,750
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$40,470




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