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Special Education Teacher Average Salary in Kuwait 2021

How much money does a Special Education Teacher make in Kuwait?

Average Monthly Salary
1,100 KWD
( 13,200 KWD yearly)


A person working as a Special Education Teacher in Kuwait typically earns around 1,100 KWD per month. Salaries range from 560 KWD (lowest) to 1,700 KWD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Special Education Teacher salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Special Education Teacher Salary Distribution in Kuwait

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Special Education Teacher salaries in Kuwait range from 560 KWD per month (minimum salary) to 1,700 KWD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,080 KWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Special Education Teacher(s) are earning less than 1,080 KWD while the other half are earning more than 1,080 KWD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Special Education Teacher(s) are earning less than 740 KWD while 75% of them are earning more than 740 KWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Special Education Teacher(s) are earning less than 1,360 KWD while 25% are earning more than 1,360 KWD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Special Education Teacher Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Special Education Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Special Education Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 630 KWD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 820 KWD per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,150 KWD per month, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Special Education Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 1,390 KWD per month, 20% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 1,510 KWD per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,620 KWD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Special Education Teacher average salary change by experience in Kuwait

0 - 2 Years
630 KWD
2 - 5 Years+31%
820 KWD
5 - 10 Years+40%
1,150 KWD
10 - 15 Years+20%
1,390 KWD
15 - 20 Years+9%
1,510 KWD
20+ Years+8%
1,620 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Special Education Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Special Education Teacher(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Special Education Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Special Education Teacher is 780 KWD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 1,380 KWD per month, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Special Education Teacher average salary difference by education level in Kuwait

Bachelor's Degree
780 KWD
Master's Degree+77%
1,380 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Kuwait costs anywhere from 6,320 Kuwaiti Dinar(s) to 19,000 Kuwaiti Dinar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Special Education Teacher Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Special Education Teacher employees in Kuwait earn 12% less than their female counterparts on average.

1,040 KWD
1,180 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kuwait for all Careers

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Special Education Teacher Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Kuwait

How much are annual salary increments in Kuwait for Special Education Teacher(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Special Education Teacher

Special Education Teacher(s) in Kuwait are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 30 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Kuwait / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Kuwait is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Kuwait for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Special Education Teacher Bonus and Incentive Rates in Kuwait

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Kuwait Special Education Teacher
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A Special Education Teacher is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

89% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 11% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Special Education Teacher Average Hourly Wage in Kuwait

6 KWD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kuwait is 6 KWD. This means that the average Special Education Teacher in Kuwait earns approximately 6 KWD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Special Education Teacher VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Special Education Teacher is 18% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

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Academic Coach1,360 KWD+23%
Academic Manager1,630 KWD+48%
Academic Specialist1,250 KWD+13%
Academic Staff990 KWD-10%
Accompanist1,150 KWD+4%
Achievement Coach1,320 KWD+20%
Admissions Specialist1,160 KWD+5%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher1,090 KWD-1%
Anthropology Teacher1,100 KWD-0%
Arabic Language Teacher1,030 KWD-7%
Archeology Teacher1,080 KWD-2%
Architecture Teacher1,190 KWD+8%
Archivist940 KWD-15%
Art Teacher1,050 KWD-5%
Assistant School Principal1,380 KWD+25%
Assistant Teacher960 KWD-13%
Biochemistry Professor 1,990 KWD+80%
Biology Teacher1,090 KWD-1%
Bursary Scheme Manager1,310 KWD+19%
Business Teacher1,160 KWD+5%
Chemistry Teacher1,060 KWD-4%
Child Care Coordinator1,110 KWD+1%
Child Care Worker910 KWD-17%
Clinical School Psychologist1,660 KWD+50%
College Aide1,390 KWD+26%
College and Career Readiness Specialist1,500 KWD+36%
College President2,410 KWD+120%
Communications Teacher1,080 KWD-2%
Community Education Officer920 KWD-17%
Computer Science Teacher1,050 KWD-5%
Computer Teacher1,000 KWD-9%
Creative Writing Trainer1,260 KWD+14%
Credit Counselor1,300 KWD+18%
Cultural Studies Teacher1,000 KWD-9%
Curriculum Developer1,380 KWD+25%
Curriculum Specialist1,350 KWD+22%
Demonstrator950 KWD-14%
Deputy Controller of Examinations1,290 KWD+17%
Director of Learning Technology1,470 KWD+33%
Distance Learning Coordinator1,220 KWD+11%
Economics Lecturer1,800 KWD+63%
Education Administrator1,270 KWD+15%
Education Assistant Director1,360 KWD+23%
Education Assistant Principal1,200 KWD+9%
Education Assistant Professor1,470 KWD+33%
Education Consultant1,570 KWD+42%
Education Coordinator1,160 KWD+5%
Education Counselor1,300 KWD+18%
Education Director1,990 KWD+80%
Education Program Specialist1,350 KWD+22%
Education Researcher1,550 KWD+41%
Education Resource Specialist1,200 KWD+9%
Education Services Facilitator1,280 KWD+16%
Educational Psychologist1,760 KWD+60%
EFL Teacher1,050 KWD-5%
eLearning Trainer990 KWD-10%
Elementary School Teacher920 KWD-17%
Engineering Lecturer1,830 KWD+66%
Engineering Teacher1,560 KWD+41%
English Teacher1,050 KWD-5%
ESL Teacher1,110 KWD+1%
Faculty Assistant1,300 KWD+18%
Foreign Language Teacher1,030 KWD-7%
GED Teacher1,010 KWD-8%
Geography Teacher1,020 KWD-8%
Head of Mathematics Department1,480 KWD+34%
Head of School1,780 KWD+61%
High School Teacher1,170 KWD+6%
History Teacher1,120 KWD+2%
Infant Teacher800 KWD-27%
Instructional Assistant1,110 KWD+1%
Instructor1,270 KWD+15%
Kindergarten Teacher860 KWD-22%
Language Instructor For Expatriate920 KWD-17%
Law Teacher1,560 KWD+41%
Learning Designer1,270 KWD+15%
Lecturer1,920 KWD+74%
Librarian920 KWD-17%
Library Assistant750 KWD-32%
Library Director1,260 KWD+14%
Library Specialist910 KWD-17%
Life Sciences Teacher1,090 KWD-1%
Math Lecturer1,920 KWD+74%
Mathematics Teacher1,270 KWD+15%
Mentor1,230 KWD+12%
Middle School Teacher1,150 KWD+4%
Music Teacher1,050 KWD-5%
Nursery Manager1,560 KWD+41%
Nursery Worker660 KWD-40%
Paraprofessional1,470 KWD+33%
Physical Education Specialist1,170 KWD+6%
Physical Education Teacher970 KWD-12%
Physics Teacher 1,060 KWD-4%
Political Science Teacher1,190 KWD+8%
Post Doctoral Researcher1,740 KWD+58%
Preschool Education Administrator1,190 KWD+8%
Preschool Teacher900 KWD-18%
Primary School Teacher1,010 KWD-8%
Principal1,510 KWD+37%
Product Specialist1,190 KWD+8%
Professor - Accounting2,030 KWD+84%
Professor - Architecture1,890 KWD+71%
Professor - Biology1,860 KWD+69%
Professor - Business Administration1,840 KWD+67%
Professor - Chemical Engineering2,050 KWD+86%
Professor - Chemistry2,040 KWD+85%
Professor - Civil Engineering1,920 KWD+74%
Professor - Communication1,930 KWD+75%
Professor - Computer Science1,870 KWD+70%
Professor - Dentistry1,980 KWD+80%
Professor - Drama1,850 KWD+68%
Professor - Economics2,020 KWD+83%
Professor - Education2,020 KWD+83%
Professor - Electrical Engineering2,130 KWD+93%
Professor - English1,770 KWD+60%
Professor - Environmental Engineering1,930 KWD+75%
Professor - Foreign Languages1,810 KWD+64%
Professor - Geological Sciences1,910 KWD+73%
Professor - History1,950 KWD+77%
Professor - Industrial Engineering1,960 KWD+78%
Professor - Law2,160 KWD+96%
Professor - Legal Support1,770 KWD+60%
Professor - Liberal Arts1,870 KWD+70%
Professor - Marketing2,000 KWD+81%
Professor - Mathematics2,080 KWD+89%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering2,060 KWD+87%
Professor - Medical Administration2,110 KWD+91%
Professor - Medicine2,410 KWD+120%
Professor - Music1,870 KWD+70%
Professor - Nursing1,760 KWD+60%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences1,880 KWD+70%
Professor - Philosophy1,930 KWD+75%
Professor - Physical Therapy2,060 KWD+87%
Professor - Physics2,150 KWD+95%
Professor - Psychology1,980 KWD+80%
Professor - Rehabilitation1,700 KWD+54%
Professor - Social Work1,690 KWD+53%
Professor - Sociology1,880 KWD+70%
Professor - Special Education1,940 KWD+76%
Psychology Teacher1,590 KWD+44%
Public Management Assistant Professor1,620 KWD+47%
School Counselor1,510 KWD+37%
Science Educator1,080 KWD-2%
Science Laboratory Assistant940 KWD-15%
Science Teacher1,070 KWD-3%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher1,150 KWD+4%
Secondary School Teacher1,050 KWD-5%
Special Education Teacher1,100 KWD-0%
Special Needs Assistant960 KWD-13%
Statistics Lecturer1,810 KWD+64%
Student Accounts Coordinator1,030 KWD-7%
Student Development Specialist1,210 KWD+10%
Student Employment Specialist1,170 KWD+6%
Student Services990 KWD-10%
Student Support Manager1,330 KWD+21%
Substitute Teacher930 KWD-16%
Teacher950 KWD-14%
Teacher Aide870 KWD-21%
Teacher Trainer1,280 KWD+16%
Training and Development Specialist1,440 KWD+31%
Training Coordinator1,020 KWD-8%
Tutor1,050 KWD-5%
University Teacher1,910 KWD+73%
Vocational Education Teacher1,000 KWD-9%

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Kuwait earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,230 KWD
Public Sector+10%
1,350 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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