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 among Pennsylvania 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,600
25th Percentile Wage
$49,920
50th Percentile Wage
$62,090
75th Percentile Wage
$78,100
90th Percentile Wage
$95,120

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 $95,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,600.

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 Pennsylvania 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
201662,0901.43%10.87%
201561,2002.78%-
201459,5001.65%-
201358,5205.43%-
201255,340--

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 $49,860 to $70,350. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Pennsylvania is State College with a median annual salary of $70,350. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Johnstown (mean annual salary $66,820). The lowest paying area is Harrisburg-Carlisle with a median annual salary of $49,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
State College
$70,350
Johnstown
$66,820
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$65,810
Philadelphia
$65,250
York-Hanover
$64,820
Newark-Union
$63,960
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$63,430
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$63,230
Pittsburgh
$62,640
Lebanon
$60,480
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$60,190
Williamsport
$58,910
Reading
$57,960
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$56,450
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$56,410
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$56,240
Lancaster
$56,100
Erie
$54,530
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$52,210
Altoona
$51,600
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$49,860


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