Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Mississippi

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,180
25th Percentile Wage
$38,440
50th Percentile Wage
$45,370
75th Percentile Wage
$52,990
90th Percentile Wage
$61,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,180.

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
$45,370
3.75% 5.31%
2016
$43,670
0.69% -
2015
$43,370
1.25% -
2014
$42,830
-2.17% -
2013
$43,760
1.83% -
2012
$42,960
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Mississippi ranges from $42,640 to $49,050. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Mississippi is Gulfport-Biloxi with a median annual salary of $49,050. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Pascagoula (mean annual salary $45,620). The lowest paying area is Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gulfport-Biloxi
$49,050
Pascagoula
$45,620
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$44,770
Hattiesburg
$43,990
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$43,700
Jackson
$43,380
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$42,820
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$42,640




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