Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,660
25th Percentile Wage
$45,970
50th Percentile Wage
$56,250
75th Percentile Wage
$66,670
90th Percentile Wage
$80,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,660.

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
$56,250
2.70% 12.91%
2016
$54,730
-0.80% -
2015
$55,170
2.19% -
2014
$53,960
6.80% -
2013
$50,290
2.59% -
2012
$48,990
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of South Carolina ranges from $43,580 to $65,130. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in South Carolina is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway with a median annual salary of $65,130. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Augusta-Richmond County (mean annual salary $64,060). The lowest paying area is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$65,130
Augusta-Richmond County
$64,060
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$57,770
Spartanburg
$53,850
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$53,850
Columbia
$50,700
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$50,650
Sumter
$47,980
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$47,430
Anderson
$46,860
Florence
$46,710
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,220
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$45,600
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$43,580




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