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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,160
25th Percentile Wage
$42,710
50th Percentile Wage
$53,640
75th Percentile Wage
$69,280
90th Percentile Wage
$92,250

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 $92,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,160. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 178% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,640
2.20% 2.16%
2016
$52,460
-2.92% -
2015
$53,990
-0.02% -
2014
$54,000
3.57% -
2013
$52,070
-0.79% -
2012
$52,480
- -

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
Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,770
Educational Services
$55,060
Health Care and Social Assistance
$49,880
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 $22,940 to $77,250. The highest paying state for preschool special education teachers is Oregon with a median annual salary of $77,250. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $22,940. 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
$77,250
Connecticut
$74,960
Rhode Island
$69,570
Alaska
$68,810
Maryland
$65,790
Virginia
$64,550
Vermont
$63,690
Wyoming
$62,820
New York
$62,290
Washington
$61,990
New Mexico
$61,100
New Jersey
$60,270
Michigan
$60,130
Minnesota
$59,860
Hawaii
$58,940
Massachusetts
$57,600
Iowa
$57,560
Texas
$56,000
Illinois
$55,790
Ohio
$55,700
Nevada
$54,760
Georgia
$54,350
Colorado
$53,820
Idaho
$52,820
Kentucky
$52,690
Pennsylvania
$52,340
Nebraska
$51,910
North Dakota
$50,600
Louisiana
$48,780
Montana
$48,370
North Carolina
$48,320
Kansas
$47,920
Florida
$47,590
South Carolina
$47,480
California
$47,270
Tennessee
$43,840
Indiana
$43,060
New Hampshire
$42,600
Arizona
$41,940
Alabama
$39,050
South Dakota
$39,000
Arkansas
$38,870
Utah
$37,850
Oklahoma
$37,750
Wisconsin
$35,990
Mississippi
$34,980
Maine
$34,880
Missouri
$31,460
Puerto Rico
$22,940



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