Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,410
25th Percentile Wage
$36,860
50th Percentile Wage
$43,170
75th Percentile Wage
$50,410
90th Percentile Wage
$60,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,410.

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 North Carolina 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
201643,170-1.07%0.93%
201543,6302.89%-
201442,370-0.42%-
201342,550-0.52%-
201242,770--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of North Carolina ranges from $37,530 to $45,480. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in North Carolina is Greensboro-High Point with a median annual salary of $45,480. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Burlington (mean annual salary $45,130). The lowest paying area is Rocky Mount with a median annual salary of $37,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greensboro-High Point
$45,480
Burlington
$45,130
Raleigh-Cary
$44,780
Asheville
$44,570
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$44,400
Fayetteville
$43,930
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$43,060
Greenville
$42,340
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$41,540
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$41,040
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$40,690
Winston-Salem
$40,590
Durham-Chapel Hill
$40,470
Wilmington
$39,710
Rocky Mount
$37,530


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