Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
96,770 1.8 % (4) $59,540 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,390 $45,400 $56,300 $71,150 $88,550
  (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 96,000 1.16 (4) $59,610
Educational Support Services 390 0.26 (4) $47,970
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 100 0.02 (4) $44,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 0.00 (4) $58,070
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 40 0.01 (4) $70,170

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 96,000 1.16 (4) $59,610
Educational Support Services 390 0.26 (4) $47,970
Other Residential Care Facilities 30 0.02 (4) $43,860
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 100 0.02 (4) $44,860
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 40 0.01 (4) $70,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 40 0.01 (4) $70,170
Elementary and Secondary Schools 96,000 1.16 (4) $59,610
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) (4) $58,070
Educational Support Services 390 0.26 (4) $47,970
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 100 0.02 (4) $44,860


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 11,520 1.33 1.83 (4) $73,770
Maryland 6,690 2.64 3.62 (4) $74,610
Ohio 5,770 1.13 1.54 (4) $58,030
Texas 5,600 0.51 0.70 (4) $51,080
New Jersey 5,180 1.36 1.86 (4) $66,780




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 6,690 2.64 3.62 (4) $74,610
New Jersey 5,180 1.36 1.86 (4) $66,780
New York 11,520 1.33 1.83 (4) $73,770
Massachusetts 3,830 1.17 1.61 (4) $64,100
West Virginia 800 1.13 1.55 (4) $38,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 6,690 2.64 3.62 (4) $74,610
New York 11,520 1.33 1.83 (4) $73,770
Rhode Island 400 0.88 1.21 (4) $73,620
Connecticut 1,370 0.84 1.15 (4) $72,310
Minnesota 1,730 0.64 0.88 (4) $67,990





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 7,650 1.46 2.00 (4) $73,000
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,230 2.52 3.45 (4) $65,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,230 1.36 1.87 (4) $83,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,550 0.69 0.94 (4) $66,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,620 0.70 0.96 (4) $53,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,610 0.92 1.26 (4) $65,730
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,470 1.49 2.05 (4) $66,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.37 0.50 (4) $64,740
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,440 1.16 1.59 (4) $97,290
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.66 0.91 (4) $72,170




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 170 3.40 4.65 (4) $32,460
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,230 2.52 3.45 (4) $65,840
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 190 2.39 3.27 (4) $53,160
Dalton, GA 150 2.39 3.27 (4) $51,800
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 360 2.25 3.08 (4) $52,120
Kingston, NY 120 2.15 2.95 (4) $77,030
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 90 2.02 2.77 (4) $69,930
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,010 2.02 2.77 (4) $64,420
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 110 1.93 2.64 (4) $63,010
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,060 1.89 2.59 (4) $63,910