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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,260
25th Percentile Wage
$36,310
50th Percentile Wage
$42,630
75th Percentile Wage
$52,220
90th Percentile Wage
$61,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,260.

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 South Dakota 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
201642,6304.27%11.52%
201540,8104.34%-
201439,0402.38%-
201338,1101.02%-
201237,720--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of South Dakota ranges from $36,630 to $57,320. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in South Dakota is Sioux City with a median annual salary of $57,320. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Rapid City (mean annual salary $54,950). The lowest paying area is Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sioux City
$57,320
Rapid City
$54,950
Sioux Falls
$45,560
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$40,270
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$38,480
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$36,630



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