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Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Pennsylvania

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Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in Pennsylvania

Considering a career as a Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teacher in Pennsylvania?

5.1% Jobs Projection
$64,380 Median Salary
690 Job Openings

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

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

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

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

There were approximately 6,010 workers employed as Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 7,300 Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,290 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in PA Employment Trend

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

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

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.

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

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 690 annual job openings, and a total of 9,450 jobs for Pennsylvania Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers in 2026.

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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Kindergarten or Elementary School Special Education Teachers ranged from $42,530 to $97,960 with $64,380 being the median annual salary.

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

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

Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 21,830 $73,140
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,980 $64,230
Pittsburgh, PA 880 $61,040
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 860 $72,450
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 350 $58,670
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 270 $59,130
Reading, PA 260 $57,930
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 240 $55,320
York-Hanover, PA 240 $67,870
Erie, PA 120 $49,900
Altoona, PA 50 $47,460
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 40 $78,770

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 PA Employment Total
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 8,510
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 2,390
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 570
Special Education Teachers 100

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