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Preschool Special Education Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of preschool special education teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of preschool special education teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The preschool special education teachers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Preschool Special Education Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,980
25th Percentile Wage
$41,960
50th Percentile Wage
$52,460
75th Percentile Wage
$68,420
90th Percentile Wage
$89,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool special education teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) preschool special education teachers is $89,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,980. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 170% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of preschool special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,460-2.92%-0.04%
201553,990-0.02%-
201454,0003.57%-
201352,070-0.79%-
201252,480--

Table 2. Preschool Special Education Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of preschool special education teachers in 6 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for preschool special education teachers occupations is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $64,740. The lowest paying sector is the management of companies and enterprises sector (annual salary $35,890).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$64,740
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$63,050
Educational Services
$54,280
Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,120
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$35,890

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Preschool Special Education Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only preschool special education teachers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of preschool special education teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $33,110 to $74,410. The highest paying state for preschool special education teachers is Oregon with a median annual salary of $74,410. The lowest paying state is Maine with a median annual salary of $33,110. For more salary information of preschool special education teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Oregon
$74,410
Connecticut
$71,690
Maryland
$68,610
Rhode Island
$68,610
Alaska
$65,930
New Jersey
$65,890
Utah
$65,820
Washington
$62,270
Iowa
$62,130
Massachusetts
$60,560
New York
$60,560
Minnesota
$60,360
New Mexico
$60,210
Illinois
$59,740
Virginia
$58,990
Hawaii
$56,300
Texas
$55,670
Georgia
$54,030
Ohio
$53,460
Pennsylvania
$53,270
Colorado
$52,010
Michigan
$51,830
Nevada
$51,590
California
$51,130
Nebraska
$50,610
Kentucky
$49,560
Kansas
$48,190
Louisiana
$48,160
Wyoming
$48,020
Indiana
$47,030
Florida
$46,830
North Carolina
$46,470
South Carolina
$46,350
Alabama
$44,740
Tennessee
$43,560
Arizona
$43,370
Wisconsin
$39,710
Missouri
$36,300
Oklahoma
$36,260
Arkansas
$33,220
Maine
$33,110


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