Preschool Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool special education teachers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool special education teachers among Pennsylvania 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 Preschool Special Education Teachers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,910
25th Percentile Wage
$41,670
50th Percentile Wage
$52,340
75th Percentile Wage
$63,810
90th Percentile Wage
$84,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool 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 $84,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool special education teachers from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,340
-1.78% 14.92%
2016
$53,270
10.79% -
2013
$47,520
6.29% -
2012
$44,530
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool Special Education Teachers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool special education teachers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool special education teachers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $43,620 to $69,910. The highest paying area for preschool special education teachers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $69,910. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre (mean annual salary $67,730). The lowest paying area is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $43,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$69,910
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$67,730
Reading
$59,480
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$53,310
Philadelphia
$46,070
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$45,670
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$44,540
Pittsburgh
$43,620




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