Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in West Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in the state of West 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 West 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 West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,710
25th Percentile Wage
$35,810
50th Percentile Wage
$43,790
75th Percentile Wage
$50,730
90th Percentile Wage
$59,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,710.

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
$43,790
3.61% 9.59%
2016
$42,210
4.17% -
2015
$40,450
-0.27% -
2014
$40,560
-0.02% -
2013
$40,570
2.42% -
2012
$39,590
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in state of West Virginia ranges from $34,460 to $73,170. The highest paying area for kindergarten and elementary school special education teachers in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $73,170. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Winchester (mean annual salary $47,640). The lowest paying area is Steubenville-Weirton with a median annual salary of $34,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$73,170
Winchester
$47,640
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$47,000
Wheeling
$46,730
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$46,400
Charleston
$46,350
Huntington-Ashland
$45,030
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$44,900
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$41,820
Morgantown
$41,630
Cumberland
$40,870
Steubenville-Weirton
$34,460




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