Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Montana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,900
25th Percentile Wage
$43,380
50th Percentile Wage
$53,520
75th Percentile Wage
$63,650
90th Percentile Wage
$74,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,900.

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
$53,520
3.53% 19.96%
2016
$51,630
-0.77% -
2015
$52,030
2.34% -
2014
$50,810
5.45% -
2013
$48,040
10.82% -
2012
$42,840
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Montana ranges from $41,550 to $57,110. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Montana is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,110. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Missoula (mean annual salary $55,630). The lowest paying area is Great Falls with a median annual salary of $41,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$57,110
Missoula
$55,630
Billings
$54,530
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$52,160
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$44,850
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$43,360
Great Falls
$41,550




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