Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

Teach secondary 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)
135,520 1.4 % (4) $61,350 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,000 $46,410 $57,810 $73,710 $92,030
  (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 131,910 1.59 (4) $61,520
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 830 0.14 (4) $50,930
Educational Support Services 790 0.53 (4) $57,620
State Government (OES Designation) 500 0.02 (4) $53,660
Individual and Family Services 380 0.03 (4) $59,170

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 131,910 1.59 (4) $61,520
Educational Support Services 790 0.53 (4) $57,620
Other Residential Care Facilities 230 0.15 (4) $47,380
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 830 0.14 (4) $50,930
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 140 0.06 (4) $56,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 350 0.01 (4) $63,990
Elementary and Secondary Schools 131,910 1.59 (4) $61,520
Individual and Family Services 380 0.03 (4) $59,170
Educational Support Services 790 0.53 (4) $57,620
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 140 0.06 (4) $56,850


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 19,000 2.16 2.15 (4) $76,760
Texas 8,800 0.78 0.78 (4) $53,170
California 8,530 0.56 0.56 (4) $70,900
Illinois 8,000 1.39 1.38 (4) $68,620
Pennsylvania 7,820 1.38 1.38 (4) $62,650



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)
Vermont 790 2.62 2.61 (4) $53,470
New York 19,000 2.16 2.15 (4) $76,760
New Mexico 1,300 1.65 1.64 (4) $51,310
New Jersey 6,240 1.61 1.61 (4) $72,070
Minnesota 3,830 1.40 1.40 (4) $64,880



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 19,000 2.16 2.15 (4) $76,760
Alaska 320 0.97 0.97 (4) $73,550
Connecticut 2,280 1.39 1.38 (4) $72,100
New Jersey 6,240 1.61 1.61 (4) $72,070
California 8,530 0.56 0.56 (4) $70,900




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 10,640 1.97 1.97 (4) $76,900
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,010 1.33 1.33 (4) $72,140
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,430 1.84 1.84 (4) $68,860
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,230 2.56 2.55 (4) $99,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,730 0.67 0.67 (4) $68,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,510 1.38 1.37 (4) $67,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,090 0.88 0.88 (4) $72,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,800 1.00 1.00 (4) $68,070
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,750 1.75 1.74 (4) $72,570
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.77 0.76 (4) $55,550