Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Oklahoma

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,390
25th Percentile Wage
$35,220
50th Percentile Wage
$39,950
75th Percentile Wage
$47,710
90th Percentile Wage
$56,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Oklahoma in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $56,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,390.

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
$39,950
1.40% -3.90%
2016
$39,390
-2.59% -
2015
$40,410
-0.54% -
2014
$40,630
-2.93% -
2013
$41,820
0.74% -
2012
$41,510
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Oklahoma cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Oklahoma ranges from $38,330 to $48,130. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Oklahoma is Fort Smith with a median annual salary of $48,130. The second highest paying city/area in Oklahoma State is Lawton (mean annual salary $43,970). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Smith
$48,130
Lawton
$43,970
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$40,810
Oklahoma City
$40,320
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$39,750
Tulsa
$39,740
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$39,300
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
$38,330




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