Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers amongst Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,670
25th Percentile Wage
$47,270
50th Percentile Wage
$55,330
75th Percentile Wage
$62,830
90th Percentile Wage
$74,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,670.

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 Texas 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
201655,3303.89%9.45%
201553,1804.42%-
201450,8300.28%-
201350,6901.16%-
201250,100--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Texas ranges from $44,320 to $60,520. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $60,520. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is San Antonio-New Braunfels (mean annual salary $58,460). The lowest paying area is San Angelo with a median annual salary of $44,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$60,520
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$58,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$56,980
Corpus Christi
$56,160
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$55,890
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$52,610
Fort Worth-Arlington
$52,230
Amarillo
$52,000
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$50,720
El Paso
$49,400
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$49,190
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$48,930
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$48,500
Waco
$48,390
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$47,740
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$46,910
Longview
$46,810
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,580
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,540
Texarkana-Texarkana
$46,510
Odessa
$46,460
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,230
Wichita Falls
$45,800
College Station-Bryan
$45,210
San Angelo
$44,320


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