Average Entry-Level Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School Salary

$40,204
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$1,014
Bonus
$200
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School is $40,204.
10%
$30k
MEDIAN
$40k
90%
$53k
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$30k - $53k
Bonus
$198 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $200
Total Pay
$24k - $53k

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

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.

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

Skills in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Curriculum Planning and Childhood Education.

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

An early career Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,110 based on 1,555 salaries. A mid-career Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,179 based on 952 salaries. An experienced Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,480 based on 1,108 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,970.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 20.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (20.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,246 survey responses.
Early Career
36.6%
Mid Career
22.4%
Experienced
26.1%
Late Career
14.9%