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Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher?

7.1% Jobs Projection
$78,850 Median Salary
1,340 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in California is growing faster than average.

  • Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Work in California?

In California, there were 15,230 people working as Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in the year 2018.

There were 15,530 Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 300 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,100 Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers working in it, which means California has more Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers than average.

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.

Job Projections for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,340 annual job openings, and 18,200 total jobs in 2026 for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 15,000 annual jobs and 202,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers ranged from $51,460 to $114,590 with $78,850 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,370 $86,050
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,240 $78,740
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,320 $72,840
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,050 $73,970
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 820 $67,590
Fresno, CA 810 $96,580
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 600 $78,870
Stockton-Lodi, CA 420 $73,620
Bakersfield, CA 410 $63,870
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 230 $67,780
Modesto, CA 200 $77,050
Santa Rosa, CA 180 $76,970
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 150 $73,770
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 70 $63,690
Merced, CA 50 $83,570

Top States for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 18,790 $72,570
California 15,230 $78,850
Texas 13,470 $57,480
New Jersey 12,110 $65,700
Illinois 9,670 $60,650
Ohio 7,160 $55,080
North Carolina 7,080 $46,630
Massachusetts 6,490 $72,260
Pennsylvania 6,010 $64,380
Virginia 5,870 $62,740
Georgia 5,180 $54,520
Florida 5,020 $60,230
Minnesota 4,600 $60,790
Washington 4,570 $65,680
Tennessee 4,180 $51,150
Louisiana 3,990 $49,700
Maryland 3,970 $61,730
Colorado 3,510 $51,200
Kentucky 3,250 $53,850
Indiana 3,210 $50,900

Below are the states where Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $78,850
District of Columbia $78,050
Connecticut $77,360
Oregon $75,830
Rhode Island $72,950
New York $72,570
Massachusetts $72,260
Alaska $72,050
Michigan $66,240
New Jersey $65,700

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation CA Employment Total
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 10,520
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 4,710
Special Education Teachers 2,950
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 1,470

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