Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers amongst Pennsylvania 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,530
25th Percentile Wage
$49,880
50th Percentile Wage
$62,020
75th Percentile Wage
$77,390
90th Percentile Wage
$94,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,530.

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
$62,020
-0.11% 10.77%
2016
$62,090
1.43% -
2015
$61,200
2.78% -
2014
$59,500
1.65% -
2013
$58,520
5.43% -
2012
$55,340
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $50,530 to $71,570. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Pennsylvania is State College with a median annual salary of $71,570. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $65,060). The lowest paying area is Altoona with a median annual salary of $50,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
State College
$71,570
Philadelphia
$65,060
Newark-Union
$64,960
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$64,610
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$63,870
Johnstown
$63,780
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$62,980
York-Hanover
$62,720
Williamsport
$62,490
Pittsburgh
$61,760
Lebanon
$60,490
Reading
$59,670
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$58,910
Lancaster
$58,330
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$58,000
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$57,220
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$56,240
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$55,520
Erie
$51,740
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$51,190
Altoona
$50,530




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