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 among Missouri 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 Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,230
25th Percentile Wage
$35,180
50th Percentile Wage
$43,300
75th Percentile Wage
$59,690
90th Percentile Wage
$76,710

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 $76,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,230.

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 Missouri 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
201643,300-5.22%-1.80%
201545,5601.76%-
201444,760-1.97%-
201345,6403.42%-
201244,080--

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 $54,610. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Missouri is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers with a median annual salary of $54,610. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Joplin (mean annual salary $50,790). The lowest paying area is Jefferson City with a median annual salary of $37,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$54,610
Joplin
$50,790
Kansas City
$50,240
St Joseph
$48,870
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$48,630
Springfield
$46,220
St Louis
$46,190
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$44,230
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$43,100
Columbia
$42,750
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$41,790
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$39,660
Jefferson City
$37,690


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