Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School Salary

Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $45K annually. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Women account for the majority of Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Some workers in this field — close to a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority.

$30,278 - $64,867
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$65K
MEDIAN: $44,961
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$9.70 - $30.71
(Median)
$9
$15
$31
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,278 - $64,867  
   
Bonus
$168.86 - $5,135  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,828 - $64,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,042
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $30.71  
   
Overtime
$12.60 - $42.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$168.86 - $5,135  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,828 - $64,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 422
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Job Description for Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School

Special education teachers in elementary school work with young students who face various learning disabilities. They may aim to help students transition into regular classes, or simply help them improve functionality. Every student should be evaluated separately, as the limitations and abilities of each student vary greatly. The job may occasionally involve assisting students with hygiene or mobility, so it is important to have necessary physical strength, as well.

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Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School Tasks

  • Maintain accurate student records as required by laws and administrative regulations.
  • Instruct elementary students individually and in groups.
  • Maintain classroom discipline.
  • Evaluate students and communicate progress with parents, guardians, and administrators.
  • Plan, assign, and evaluate lessons, projects and tests.

Common Career Paths for Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School


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Though not the most common occurrence, Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers sometimes become Elementary School Principals, where the average income is $74K per year. It is more probable, however, that Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers become Secondary School Special Education Teachers or Middle School Special Education Teachers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School


Head Start, Milwaukee Public Schools, New York City Department of Education, YMCA, and Chicago Public Schools are all popular places to work. New York City Department of Education offers the largest salaries in town — $58K on average.

Popular Skills for Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School


Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with IEP, Autism, and Bilingual are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 19 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Those listing Special Needs as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Spanish Language and Sign Language also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Childhood Education are, more often than not, also skilled in Special Education and Autism.

Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $40K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $43K on average. Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $54K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,015

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 19 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Charlotte (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School Reviews

What is it like working as a Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School?

Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School in West New York:
"Honesty."
Pros: Although we follow routines and daily schedules no day is ever the same and that is what I enjoy most.
Cons: I can't help when problems arise at home for example behaviors.

Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School in South Africa:
Pros: I like working with kids very much.kids are the gift from God.child development it is very challenge that is y I like my job.teaching the young kid id very nice.
Cons: When is parents meeting it id very difficult because they quarrelling about how the kids they are counting the number s or not knowing the colors.

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Experience Affects Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School Salaries

IEP
up arrow 21%

up arrow 19%

Bilingual
up arrow 17%

ABA
up arrow 9%


Case Management
up arrow 5%

Behavior Management
up arrow 4%

IEP writing
up arrow 2%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 2%

Masters degree
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 16%

Sign Language
up arrow 26%

Spanish Language
up arrow 30%

Special Needs
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 240 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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