Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School*

* This occupation has the same title, but not necessarily the same content, as the 2010 SOC occupation

Teach elementary and preschool school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Include teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.


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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
220,220 1.1 % (4) $56,460 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,170 $42,890 $53,440 $67,200 $84,320
  (4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 205,130 2.44 (4) $56,660
Child Day Care Services 4,030 0.50 (4) $56,990
Individual and Family Services 4,020 0.32 (4) $49,040
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,360 0.34 (4) $63,040
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,060 0.02 (4) $50,530

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 205,130 2.44 (4) $56,660
Educational Support Services 880 0.63 (4) $52,990
Child Day Care Services 4,030 0.50 (4) $56,990
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,360 0.34 (4) $63,040
Individual and Family Services 4,020 0.32 (4) $49,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) (4) $64,670
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,360 0.34 (4) $63,040
Outpatient Care Centers 100 0.02 (4) $61,520
State Government (OES Designation) 470 0.02 (4) $58,650
Other Schools and Instruction (8) (8) (4) $57,370


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 24,740 2.94 1.71 (4) $69,550
California 15,250 1.09 0.63 (4) $65,970
Texas 12,860 1.25 0.73 (4) $51,990
Illinois 12,390 2.22 1.29 (4) $60,610
New Jersey 11,750 3.11 1.81 (4) $64,600




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 11,750 3.11 1.81 (4) $64,600
West Virginia 2,140 3.05 1.78 (4) $41,570
Louisiana 5,510 3.00 1.74 (4) $48,140
Delaware 1,190 2.96 1.72 (4) $58,780
New York 24,740 2.94 1.71 (4) $69,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 670 2.15 1.25 (4) $74,080
Connecticut 2,750 1.71 0.99 (4) $71,900
New York 24,740 2.94 1.71 (4) $69,550
Rhode Island 900 1.99 1.16 (4) $69,070
California 15,250 1.09 0.63 (4) $65,970





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,300 2.83 1.65 (4) $70,680
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,440 2.08 1.21 (4) $64,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,810 2.16 1.26 (4) $53,060
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 4,280 3.54 2.06 (4) $87,520
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,870 2.31 1.35 (4) $59,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,670 2.14 1.25 (4) $61,580
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 3,570 3.72 2.17 (4) $61,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,160 0.83 0.48 (4) $64,440
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,970 1.16 0.68 (4) $53,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,940 1.27 0.74 (4) $70,320