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 metropolitan 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 Mexico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,700
25th Percentile Wage
$45,760
50th Percentile Wage
$58,580
75th Percentile Wage
$76,000
90th Percentile Wage
$93,830

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 $93,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,700.

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
$58,580
-1.11% 17.14%
2016
$59,230
5.27% -
2015
$56,110
14.90% -
2014
$47,750
-1.24% -
2013
$48,340
-0.41% -
2012
$48,540
- -

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 $48,390 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 North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $72,600). The lowest paying area is Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Las Cruces
$74,630
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$72,600
Farmington
$58,700
Albuquerque
$58,550
Santa Fe
$57,180
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$48,520
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$48,390




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