How Much Do Preschool Special Ed Teachers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Preschool Special Education Teachers

Preschool Special Education Teachers teach academic, social, and life skills to preschool-aged students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$68110 per year

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$34,780 to $46,320 per year

Entry-level Preschool Special Education Teachers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $34,780 to $46,320 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Preschool Special Education Teachers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $* $115,020
Senior (Top 25%) $* $82,820
Middle (Mid 50%) $* $61,400
Junior (Bottom 25%) $* $46,320
No experience (Bottom 10%) $* $34,780

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NY $* $91,760
OR $* $87,300
MT $* $72,140
NJ $* $71,260
WA $* $70,700
AK $* $70,410
DC $* $68,720
CT $* $68,530
MA $* $67,250
OH $* $66,760

* Preschool Special Education Teachers are generally paid on an annual basis not hourly.

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Preschool Special Education Teacher is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Preschool Special Ed Teachers are in the states of NY, OR, MT, NJ and WA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Child Day Care Services $83070 $*
Individual and Family Services $72620 $*
Other Schools and Instruction $71580 $*
Elementary and Secondary Schools $65590 $*
Educational Support Services $65420 $*
Other Residential Care Facilities $62490 $*
Outpatient Care Centers $61360 $*
Local Government $60030 $*
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $53760 $*
Social Advocacy Organizations $48990 $*
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $47140 $*
Vocational Rehabilitation Services $46160 $*

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