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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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
$33,220
25th Percentile Wage
$36,210
50th Percentile Wage
$41,550
75th Percentile Wage
$49,130
90th Percentile Wage
$56,890

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 $56,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,220.

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
$41,550
-2.60% 9.22%
2016
$42,630
4.27% -
2015
$40,810
4.34% -
2014
$39,040
2.38% -
2013
$38,110
1.02% -
2012
$37,720
- -

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 $53,680. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in South Dakota is Sioux City with a median annual salary of $53,680. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Sioux Falls (mean annual salary $46,390). 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
$53,680
Sioux Falls
$46,390
Rapid City
$41,280
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$40,090
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$39,740
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$36,630




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