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Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in North Carolina

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

7.5% Jobs Projection
$46,630 Median Salary
690 Job Openings

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

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

  • Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in North Carolina earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

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

In 2018, there were 7,080 Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers working in the state.

There were 8,030 Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 950 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in NC Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.

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

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 690 annual job openings, and 9,270 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers ranged from $34,400 to $62,850 with $46,630 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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

Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 1,700 $49,140
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,250 $69,780
Raleigh, NC 1,040 $52,080
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 1,000 $67,200
Greensboro-High Point, NC 750 $48,530
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 500 $43,610
Fayetteville, NC 290 $46,860
Asheville, NC 250 $46,830
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 250 $43,430
Wilmington, NC 220 $44,930
Rocky Mount, NC 120 $38,930
New Bern, NC 50 $43,650

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 NC Employment Total
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 4,350
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 2,950
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 580
Special Education Teachers 70

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