Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,920
25th Percentile Wage
$38,890
50th Percentile Wage
$48,340
75th Percentile Wage
$63,580
90th Percentile Wage
$81,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,920.

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
$48,340
10.43% 8.81%
2016
$43,300
-5.22% -
2015
$45,560
1.76% -
2014
$44,760
-1.97% -
2013
$45,640
3.42% -
2012
$44,080
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Missouri ranges from $37,690 to $56,570. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Missouri is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers with a median annual salary of $56,570. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $53,980). The lowest paying area is Jefferson City with a median annual salary of $37,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$56,570
Kansas City
$53,980
Joplin
$50,240
St Louis
$49,420
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$48,630
Springfield
$45,910
St Joseph
$45,900
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$44,760
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$43,100
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$42,990
Columbia
$42,750
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$42,340
Jefferson City
$37,690




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