Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers among Virginia 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 Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,540
25th Percentile Wage
$50,960
50th Percentile Wage
$65,640
75th Percentile Wage
$82,990
90th Percentile Wage
$102,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,540.

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
$65,640
4.22% 17.64%
2016
$62,870
4.55% -
2015
$60,010
5.10% -
2014
$56,950
5.74% -
2013
$53,680
-0.71% -
2012
$54,060
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Virginia ranges from $45,630 to $69,520. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Virginia is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $69,520. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Charlottesville (mean annual salary $61,760). The lowest paying area is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol with a median annual salary of $45,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$69,520
Charlottesville
$61,760
Richmond
$56,030
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$51,460
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$51,350
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$49,950
Roanoke
$48,380
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$47,530
Lynchburg
$47,000
Danville
$46,620
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$45,910
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$45,630




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