Preschool Special Education Teacher Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool 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 preschool special education teachers among North Carolina 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 Preschool Special Education Teachers in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,020
25th Percentile Wage
$41,320
50th Percentile Wage
$48,320
75th Percentile Wage
$57,390
90th Percentile Wage
$63,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool 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 $63,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,020.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,320
3.83% 14.16%
2016
$46,470
-6.56% -
2015
$49,520
9.27% -
2014
$44,930
-4.21% -
2013
$46,820
11.41% -
2012
$41,480
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool Special Education Teachers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool special education teachers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool special education teachers in state of North Carolina ranges from $36,710 to $54,880. The highest paying area for preschool special education teachers in North Carolina is Winston-Salem with a median annual salary of $54,880. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $49,900). The lowest paying area is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $36,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Winston-Salem
$54,880
Greensboro-High Point
$49,900
Wilmington
$49,190
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,660
Raleigh-Cary
$47,360
Asheville
$45,770
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$45,480
Durham-Chapel Hill
$36,880
Fayetteville
$36,710




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