Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in New Jersey

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,120
25th Percentile Wage
$56,820
50th Percentile Wage
$64,720
75th Percentile Wage
$80,330
90th Percentile Wage
$96,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,120.

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
$64,720
1.28% 4.28%
2016
$63,890
1.85% -
2015
$62,710
1.29% -
2014
$61,900
1.45% -
2013
$61,000
-1.56% -
2012
$61,950
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of New Jersey ranges from $57,520 to $72,570. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in New Jersey is Trenton-Ewing with a median annual salary of $72,570. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Atlantic City-Hammonton (mean annual salary $64,830). The lowest paying area is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $57,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Trenton-Ewing
$72,570
Atlantic City-Hammonton
$64,830
Ocean City
$63,980
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton
$63,860
Edison-New Brunswick
$62,740
Camden
$62,620
Wilmington
$57,520




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