Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-2059 Special Education Teachers, All Other

All special education teachers not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

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)
39,260 3.5 % (4) $56,160 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $31,210 $40,210 $51,980 $70,600 $89,220
  (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 29,180 0.35 (4) $59,340
Individual and Family Services 1,580 0.12 (4) $45,310
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 1,550 0.27 (4) $33,080
Other Schools and Instruction 1,020 0.29 (4) $53,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 980 0.05 (4) $56,880

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 580 0.39 (4) $43,270
Elementary and Secondary Schools 29,180 0.35 (4) $59,340
Other Schools and Instruction 1,020 0.29 (4) $53,250
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 1,550 0.27 (4) $33,080
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 530 0.23 (4) $47,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 40 0.01 (4) $83,370
Junior Colleges 120 0.02 (4) $73,850
Elementary and Secondary Schools 29,180 0.35 (4) $59,340
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) (4) $57,780
State Government (OES Designation) 180 0.01 (4) $57,510


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)
California 11,810 0.83 2.74 (4) $58,930
Florida 5,530 0.76 2.52 (4) $52,500
Maryland 3,140 1.25 4.15 (4) $63,580
Illinois 2,310 0.41 1.36 (4) $61,300
Virginia 1,670 0.46 1.54 (4) $82,460




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 3,140 1.25 4.15 (4) $63,580
New Mexico 780 1.01 3.34 (4) $34,880
Rhode Island 430 0.95 3.15 (4) $66,500
California 11,810 0.83 2.74 (4) $58,930
Arkansas 900 0.78 2.59 (4) $36,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 1,670 0.46 1.54 (4) $82,460
District of Columbia 180 0.28 0.92 (4) $76,960
Delaware 70 0.18 0.59 (4) $67,390
New Jersey 750 0.20 0.66 (4) $66,860
Rhode Island 430 0.95 3.15 (4) $66,500





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,270 0.97 3.21 (4) $81,670
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.41 1.37 (4) $60,600
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,420 2.53 8.41 (4) $65,730
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 970 0.69 2.29 (4) $58,480
Baltimore-Towson, MD 870 0.69 2.28 (4) $56,080
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 820 2.44 8.11 (4) $34,980
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 770 0.79 2.62 (4) $60,520
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 690 0.92 3.07 (4) $50,270
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 620 0.54 1.79 (4) $78,280
Kansas City, MO-KS 590 0.60 2.00 (4) $44,230




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)
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,420 2.53 8.41 (4) $65,730
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 820 2.44 8.11 (4) $34,980
El Centro, CA 110 2.05 6.79 (4) $68,310
Stockton, CA 360 1.87 6.21 (4) $48,940
Albuquerque, NM 570 1.57 5.21 (4) $29,920
Waterbury, CT 70 1.05 3.49 (4) $33,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,270 0.97 3.21 (4) $81,670
Santa Fe, NM 60 0.96 3.19 (4) $47,890
Morgantown, WV 60 0.96 3.17 (4) $47,660
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 690 0.92 3.07 (4) $50,270




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,270 0.97 3.21 (4) $81,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) (4) $78,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 620 0.54 1.79 (4) $78,280
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 210 0.21 0.70 (4) $74,570
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 70 0.54 1.79 (4) $72,890
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 150 0.18 0.60 (4) $72,210
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.26 0.88 (4) $72,100
Modesto, CA 100 0.67 2.24 (4) $70,500
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 270 0.72 2.38 (4) $70,080
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $68,970

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 1.68 5.56 (8) (8)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 160 0.57 1.88 (4) $61,640
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 120 0.88 2.92 (4) $47,910
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 90 1.08 3.58 (4) $44,720
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 1.99 (4) $45,300

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 2.77 9.19 (4) $49,810
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 1.68 5.56 (8) (8)
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 90 1.08 3.58 (4) $44,720
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 120 0.88 2.92 (4) $47,910
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.60 1.99 (4) $45,300

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 160 0.57 1.88 (4) $61,640
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $59,150
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.59 1.95 (4) $55,860
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 2.77 9.19 (4) $49,810
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 120 0.88 2.92 (4) $47,910


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013