Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School

Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes 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. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099).


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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)
96,380 1.8 % (4) $59,320 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,900 $44,930 $55,780 $70,770 $88,570
  (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 95,380 1.15 (4) $59,380
Educational Support Services 460 0.31 (4) $49,300
State Government (OES Designation) 190 0.01 (4) $55,730
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 0.00 (4) $58,870
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 70 0.01 (4) $56,420

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 95,380 1.15 (4) $59,380
Educational Support Services 460 0.31 (4) $49,300
Other Residential Care Facilities 50 0.03 (4) $48,930
State Government (OES Designation) 190 0.01 (4) $55,730
Individual and Family Services 70 0.01 (4) $59,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 70 0.01 (4) $59,640
Elementary and Secondary Schools 95,380 1.15 (4) $59,380
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) (4) $58,870
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 70 0.01 (4) $56,420
State Government (OES Designation) 190 0.01 (4) $55,730


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 11,090 1.30 1.75 (4) $74,640
Maryland 5,880 2.34 3.17 (4) $75,190
Illinois 5,570 0.99 1.33 (4) $66,680
Texas 5,280 0.50 0.67 (4) $50,490
Ohio 4,970 0.98 1.33 (4) $57,230




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)
Maryland 5,880 2.34 3.17 (4) $75,190
Alaska 460 1.43 1.94 (4) $68,300
New York 11,090 1.30 1.75 (4) $74,640
Massachusetts 4,030 1.26 1.70 (4) $61,720
New Jersey 4,720 1.25 1.68 (4) $66,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 5,880 2.34 3.17 (4) $75,190
New York 11,090 1.30 1.75 (4) $74,640
Rhode Island 390 0.86 1.17 (4) $73,240
Connecticut 1,350 0.83 1.13 (4) $69,830
Alaska 460 1.43 1.94 (4) $68,300





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 6,940 1.35 1.82 (4) $75,520
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,300 0.91 1.23 (4) $72,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,030 1.29 1.75 (4) $82,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,760 1.22 1.65 (4) $53,540
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,360 1.87 2.53 (4) $65,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,720 1.01 1.36 (4) $63,440
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,550 1.27 1.71 (4) $92,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.78 1.06 (4) $68,910
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,340 1.38 1.86 (4) $65,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,310 0.75 1.01 (4) $69,810




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. George, UT 180 3.87 5.23 (4) $31,400
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 120 2.51 3.39 (4) $66,740
Las Cruces, NM 160 2.45 3.31 (4) $74,750
Kingston, NY 130 2.31 3.12 (4) $78,590
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,260 2.25 3.04 (4) $68,670
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 170 2.20 2.97 (4) $53,900
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 330 2.07 2.80 (4) $50,820
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 80 2.06 2.78 (4) $53,650
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 30 2.05 2.77 (4) $55,840
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 260 1.92 2.60 (4) $63,840