Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
129,770 1.4 % (4) $62,180 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,890 $46,780 $58,500 $74,860 $94,200
  (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 125,950 1.51 (4) $62,370
Educational Support Services 980 0.59 (4) $56,720
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 600 0.10 (4) $49,870
Individual and Family Services 570 0.04 (4) $63,690
State Government (OES Designation) 520 0.02 (4) $54,820

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 125,950 1.51 (4) $62,370
Educational Support Services 980 0.59 (4) $56,720
Other Residential Care Facilities 250 0.15 (4) $48,730
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 600 0.10 (4) $49,870
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 210 0.09 (4) $64,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 210 0.09 (4) $64,430
Individual and Family Services 570 0.04 (4) $63,690
Elementary and Secondary Schools 125,950 1.51 (4) $62,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 270 0.01 (4) $62,170
Educational Support Services 980 0.59 (4) $56,720


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 15,900 1.77 1.88 (4) $79,030
Texas 9,720 0.84 0.89 (4) $55,340
California 8,930 0.58 0.61 (4) $74,360
Pennsylvania 7,160 1.25 1.33 (4) $65,350
Illinois 6,960 1.19 1.26 (4) $66,700



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 560 1.85 1.96 (4) $59,900
New York 15,900 1.77 1.88 (4) $79,030
New Jersey 6,600 1.69 1.79 (4) $72,890
Montana 690 1.54 1.64 (4) $44,280
New Mexico 1,160 1.46 1.55 (4) $55,530



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 15,900 1.77 1.88 (4) $79,030
Alaska 280 0.85 0.90 (4) $76,970
Connecticut 2,080 1.26 1.33 (4) $75,770
California 8,930 0.58 0.61 (4) $74,360
New Jersey 6,600 1.69 1.79 (4) $72,890




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 10,350 1.60 1.70 (4) $80,080
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,770 1.06 1.12 (4) $72,310
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 2,940 2.30 2.45 (4) $99,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,420 0.59 0.63 (4) $72,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,200 0.91 0.97 (4) $76,530
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,090 0.90 0.95 (4) $57,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,990 0.68 0.72 (4) $59,850
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,980 1.51 1.60 (4) $66,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,910 1.02 1.08 (4) $64,540
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,760 1.52 1.62 (4) $72,950