Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Teach elementary 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)
195,780 1.4 % (4) $58,640 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,900 $44,710 $55,810 $70,220 $86,990
  (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 189,520 2.27 (4) $58,910
Individual and Family Services 1,410 0.09 (4) $46,460
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,140 0.14 (4) $57,280
Educational Support Services 580 0.35 (4) $53,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 360 0.01 (4) $51,800

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 189,520 2.27 (4) $58,910
Educational Support Services 580 0.35 (4) $53,550
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,140 0.14 (4) $57,280
Other Residential Care Facilities 170 0.11 (4) $47,970
Individual and Family Services 1,410 0.09 (4) $46,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 190 0.01 (4) $69,760
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 60 0.02 (4) $60,940
Elementary and Secondary Schools 189,520 2.27 (4) $58,910
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,140 0.14 (4) $57,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) (4) $53,750


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 20,320 2.26 1.59 (4) $71,040
California 16,420 1.06 0.75 (4) $68,690
New Jersey 12,420 3.18 2.24 (4) $67,570
Texas 12,090 1.04 0.74 (4) $53,500
North Carolina 9,950 2.41 1.70 (4) $45,240



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)
West Virginia 2,360 3.33 2.35 (4) $41,530
New Jersey 12,420 3.18 2.24 (4) $67,570
Delaware 1,320 3.04 2.14 (4) $63,710
Vermont 760 2.50 1.76 (4) $55,610
Alaska 790 2.42 1.71 (4) $73,920



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 2,730 1.64 1.16 (4) $79,120
Alaska 790 2.42 1.71 (4) $73,920
New York 20,320 2.26 1.59 (4) $71,040
Rhode Island 740 1.56 1.10 (4) $69,020
California 16,420 1.06 0.75 (4) $68,690




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,020 2.32 1.63 (4) $70,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,050 1.63 1.15 (4) $54,210
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 3,990 3.46 2.44 (4) $66,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,900 0.95 0.67 (4) $71,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,640 1.51 1.06 (4) $69,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,500 1.50 1.06 (4) $54,830
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,360 0.94 0.66 (4) $65,890
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,290 2.57 1.81 (4) $87,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,670 1.42 1.00 (4) $58,260
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,650 1.50 1.06 (4) $71,040