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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,430
25th Percentile Wage
$47,870
50th Percentile Wage
$59,230
75th Percentile Wage
$78,550
90th Percentile Wage
$94,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,430.

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 New Mexico 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
201659,2305.27%18.05%
201556,11014.90%-
201447,750-1.24%-
201348,340-0.41%-
201248,540--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of New Mexico ranges from $47,030 to $74,630. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in New Mexico is Las Cruces with a median annual salary of $74,630. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Santa Fe (mean annual salary $67,560). The lowest paying area is Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Las Cruces
$74,630
Santa Fe
$67,560
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$66,330
Albuquerque
$61,400
Farmington
$51,550
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$47,660
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$47,030



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