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

$48,183
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$1,755
Bonus
$1,150
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The average salary for a Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School is $48,183.
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$34k
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$48k
90%
$71k
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What Do Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary Schools Do?

Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School Tasks
  • Evaluate students and communicate progress with parents, guardians, and administrators.
  • Plan, assign, and evaluate lessons, projects and tests.
  • Maintain classroom discipline.
  • Maintain accurate student records as required by laws and administrative regulations.
  • Instruct elementary students individually and in groups.

Job Satisfaction for Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School

3.9 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School

The top respondents for the job title Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School are from the companies The Herbert G. Birch Inc. Services, Elwyn, Incorporated and Head Start. Reported salaries are highest at Baltimore City Public Schools where the average pay is $76,841. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Lausd and New York City Department of Education, earning around $72,194 and $67,500, respectively. Elwyn, Incorporated pays the lowest at around $42,340. Head Start and Milwaukee Public Schools also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $45,000 and $50,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary Schools?

Skills in Case Management, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Curriculum Planning and Childhood Education.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary Schools?

An entry-level Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,375 based on 202 salaries. An early career Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,639 based on 1,338 salaries. A mid-career Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,038 based on 823 salaries. An experienced Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,365 based on 951 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,652.
Employees with Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 25.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (22.5% more) and Houston, Texas (8.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (16.0% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,866 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.2%
Early Career
34.6%
Mid Career
21.3%
Experienced
24.6%
Late Career
14.3%