Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Minnesota

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of Minnesota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers among Minnesota 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,750
25th Percentile Wage
$43,090
50th Percentile Wage
$58,030
75th Percentile Wage
$79,440
90th Percentile Wage
$95,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,750.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

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 from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,0307.48%8.51%
201553,6904.32%-
201451,370-3.52%-
201353,1800.17%-
201253,090--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Minnesota ranges from $46,150 to $57,120. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Minnesota is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,120. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Mankato-North Mankato (mean annual salary $53,740). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$57,120
Mankato-North Mankato
$53,740
Rochester
$53,620
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$52,240
St Cloud
$51,800
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$51,670
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$46,150


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