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

$47,813
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,672
Bonus
$1,017
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for a Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School is $47,813.
10%
$34k
MEDIAN
$48k
90%
$70k
Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
Salary
$34k - $70k
Bonus
$174 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$210 - $2k
Total Pay
$29k - $70k
Find your market worth – how it works:
Tell us about your job and pay factors like skills and educationTell us about your job and pay factors like skills and education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to youFind your market worth with a report tailored to you
Negotiate your pay with confidenceNegotiate your pay with confidence

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

3.8 out of 5
(442)
Highly Satisfied
40Reviews

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.

Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

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 $40,227 based on 219 salaries. An early career Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,506 based on 1,440 salaries. A mid-career Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,991 based on 858 salaries. An experienced Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,982 based on 995 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,680.
Employees with Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 23.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (22.8% more) and Houston, Texas (9.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (15.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,094 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.3%
Early Career
35.2%
Mid Career
21.0%
Experienced
24.3%
Late Career
14.2%