Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,180
25th Percentile Wage
$44,360
50th Percentile Wage
$55,970
75th Percentile Wage
$69,520
90th Percentile Wage
$80,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,180.

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
$55,970
9.02% 7.15%
2016
$50,920
-1.26% -
2015
$51,560
0.47% -
2014
$51,320
-0.76% -
2013
$51,710
-0.50% -
2012
$51,970
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $39,190 to $76,110. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in Wisconsin is Wausau with a median annual salary of $76,110. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $66,180). The lowest paying area is La Crosse with a median annual salary of $39,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wausau
$76,110
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$66,180
Madison
$65,540
Duluth
$62,870
Appleton
$61,120
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$58,720
Sheboygan
$54,930
Lake County-Kenosha County
$53,470
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$52,700
Fond du Lac
$51,800
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$51,160
Racine
$49,150
Green Bay
$49,110
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$49,090
Eau Claire
$48,640
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$48,130
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$46,710
Janesville
$41,990
La Crosse
$39,190




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