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

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of New York 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 York 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 York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,450
25th Percentile Wage
$55,190
50th Percentile Wage
$70,490
75th Percentile Wage
$95,040
90th Percentile Wage
$119,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,490. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,450.

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
$70,490
3.73% 4.91%
2016
$67,860
1.71% -
2015
$66,700
1.78% -
2014
$65,510
-0.53% -
2013
$65,860
-1.78% -
2012
$67,030
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of New York ranges from $51,020 to $91,500. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $91,500. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Kingston (mean annual salary $83,190). The lowest paying area is Glens Falls with a median annual salary of $51,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$91,500
Kingston
$83,190
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$79,600
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$71,750
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$67,520
Syracuse
$65,930
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$64,380
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$64,230
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$62,890
Elmira
$61,080
Utica-Rome
$60,810
Rochester
$60,330
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$58,180
Binghamton
$57,670
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$56,260
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$56,200
Ithaca
$55,590
Glens Falls
$51,020




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