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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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
$33,850
25th Percentile Wage
$37,780
50th Percentile Wage
$44,510
75th Percentile Wage
$51,840
90th Percentile Wage
$61,200

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 $61,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,850.

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
$44,510
3.01% 3.91%
2016
$43,170
-1.07% -
2015
$43,630
2.89% -
2014
$42,370
-0.42% -
2013
$42,550
-0.52% -
2012
$42,770
- -

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 $37,850 to $47,390. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in North Carolina is Asheville with a median annual salary of $47,390. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $46,930). The lowest paying area is Rocky Mount with a median annual salary of $37,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Asheville
$47,390
Greensboro-High Point
$46,930
Burlington
$46,730
Raleigh-Cary
$46,700
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$45,510
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$44,840
Fayetteville
$44,100
Winston-Salem
$43,330
Durham-Chapel Hill
$42,490
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$42,360
Greenville
$42,340
Wilmington
$42,200
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$41,460
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$40,350
Rocky Mount
$37,850




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