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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,570
25th Percentile Wage
$49,070
50th Percentile Wage
$57,580
75th Percentile Wage
$65,440
90th Percentile Wage
$78,060

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 $78,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,570.

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
$57,580
3.91% 12.99%
2016
$55,330
3.89% -
2015
$53,180
4.42% -
2014
$50,830
0.28% -
2013
$50,690
1.16% -
2012
$50,100
- -

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 $44,590 to $65,130. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Texas is Sherman-Denison with a median annual salary of $65,130. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $62,760). The lowest paying area is Texarkana-Texarkana with a median annual salary of $44,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sherman-Denison
$65,130
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$62,760
Laredo
$62,730
El Paso
$59,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$59,580
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$59,470
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$59,240
Corpus Christi
$58,730
Fort Worth-Arlington
$58,190
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$55,380
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$54,410
Amarillo
$54,050
Midland
$52,740
Brownsville-Harlingen
$50,910
Longview
$50,580
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$50,320
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$49,930
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$49,850
Waco
$49,160
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$48,610
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$48,330
Tyler
$47,860
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$47,610
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$47,360
Wichita Falls
$46,940
Lubbock
$46,750
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,480
Odessa
$46,460
Abilene
$46,210
Victoria
$46,120
College Station-Bryan
$45,560
San Angelo
$44,750
Texarkana-Texarkana
$44,590




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