Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
38,410 3.1 % (4) $57,670 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $31,730 $42,200 $53,920 $70,660 $90,420
  (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 30,240 0.36 (4) $58,100
Educational Support Services 1,090 0.66 (4) $72,210
Individual and Family Services 1,090 0.07 (4) $41,470
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 920 0.05 (4) $64,440
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 720 0.12 (4) $46,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 1,090 0.66 (4) $72,210
Elementary and Secondary Schools 30,240 0.36 (4) $58,100
Grantmaking and Giving Services 280 0.21 (4) $86,380
Other Residential Care Facilities 290 0.18 (4) $49,110
Other Schools and Instruction 670 0.17 (4) $46,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 280 0.21 (4) $86,380
Educational Support Services 1,090 0.66 (4) $72,210
Local Government (OES Designation) 610 0.01 (4) $66,050
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 920 0.05 (4) $64,440
Junior Colleges 150 0.02 (4) $63,300


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)
Florida 12,200 1.54 5.53 (4) $48,600
California 4,740 0.31 1.10 (4) $63,230
Illinois 1,920 0.33 1.18 (4) $65,250
Louisiana 1,900 0.98 3.52 (4) $54,780
Virginia 1,640 0.44 1.60 (4) $79,070



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)
Florida 12,200 1.54 5.53 (4) $48,600
Louisiana 1,900 0.98 3.52 (4) $54,780
Rhode Island 450 0.96 3.44 (4) $55,630
New Mexico 720 0.90 3.24 (4) $48,610
West Virginia 530 0.74 2.67 (4) $54,310



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,540 0.59 2.13 (4) $83,990
Virginia 1,640 0.44 1.60 (4) $79,070
Oregon 1,120 0.65 2.32 (4) $71,900
Delaware 100 0.23 0.84 (4) $70,820
New York 550 0.06 0.22 (4) $70,670




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)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,520 3.22 11.58 (4) $58,030
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,900 2.38 8.56 (4) $34,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.65 2.34 (4) $83,890
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.33 1.20 (4) $63,600
Jacksonville, FL 1,130 1.81 6.49 (4) $52,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.18 0.66 (4) $65,380
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 730 3.54 12.72 (4) $45,420
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 700 0.11 0.39 (4) $65,410
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 620 1.08 3.89 (4) $77,220
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 610 0.46 1.65 (8) (8)



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)
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 730 3.54 12.72 (4) $45,420
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,520 3.22 11.58 (4) $58,030
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,900 2.38 8.56 (4) $34,830
Monroe, LA 170 2.22 7.99 (4) $53,840
Jacksonville, FL 1,130 1.81 6.49 (4) $52,860
Port St. Lucie, FL 220 1.63 5.86 (4) $65,300
Eugene, OR 210 1.45 5.20 (4) $49,260
Lafayette, LA 270 1.23 4.41 (4) $52,330
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 200 1.09 3.93 (4) $62,230
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 620 1.08 3.89 (4) $77,220



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 1,580 0.65 2.34 (4) $83,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $83,050
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 570 0.53 1.89 (4) $82,920
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.33 1.18 (4) $77,670
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 620 1.08 3.89 (4) $77,220
Fresno, CA 130 0.38 1.36 (4) $76,990
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 80 0.90 3.22 (4) $76,660
Modesto, CA 110 0.64 2.31 (4) $75,530
New Haven, CT 40 0.14 0.50 (4) $73,090
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) (4) $72,650

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)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 250 3.92 14.06 (4) $50,830
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 170 1.38 4.94 (4) $50,710
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 150 2.25 8.08 (4) $48,490
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 140 1.60 5.74 (4) $49,750
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.43 1.53 (4) $59,770

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)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 250 3.92 14.06 (4) $50,830
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 3.22 11.57 (4) $42,690
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 150 2.25 8.08 (4) $48,490
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 140 1.60 5.74 (4) $49,750
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 170 1.38 4.94 (4) $50,710

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)
South Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $75,920
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $65,670
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 30 0.21 0.76 (4) $65,410
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 120 0.43 1.53 (4) $59,770
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 1.96 (4) $57,430


About May 2015 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 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016