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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-2051 Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Teach academic, social, and life skills to preschool-aged students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities. Excludes "Substitute Teachers, Short-Term" (25-3031).


National estimates for Special Education Teachers, Preschool
Industry profile for Special Education Teachers, Preschool
Geographic profile for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

National estimates for Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
20,300 4.0 % (4) $ 68,110 3.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 34,780 $ 46,320 $ 61,400 $ 82,820 $ 115,020
  (4)

Industry profile for Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Special Education Teachers, Preschool are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Special Education Teachers, Preschool, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 12,710 0.15 (4) $ 65,590
Child Day Care Services 3,300 0.42 (4) $ 83,070
Individual and Family Services 1,890 0.07 (4) $ 72,620
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 840 0.09 (4) $ 53,760
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 530 0.01 (4) $ 60,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 3,300 0.42 (4) $ 83,070
Educational Support Services 290 0.16 (4) $ 65,420
Elementary and Secondary Schools 12,710 0.15 (4) $ 65,590
Other Residential Care Facilities 160 0.10 (4) $ 62,490
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 840 0.09 (4) $ 53,760

Top paying industries for Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 3,300 0.42 (4) $ 83,070
Individual and Family Services 1,890 0.07 (4) $ 72,620
Other Schools and Instruction 60 0.02 (4) $ 71,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools 12,710 0.15 (4) $ 65,590
Educational Support Services 290 0.16 (4) $ 65,420


Geographic profile for Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Special Education Teachers, Preschool are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Special Education Teachers, Preschool, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,730 0.54 3.73 (4) $ 91,760
Florida 1,280 0.15 1.04 (4) $ 62,200
Minnesota 900 0.33 2.27 (4) $ 63,590
Colorado 820 0.32 2.18 (4) $ 59,930
New Jersey 790 0.21 1.42 (4) $ 71,260




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,730 0.54 3.73 (4) $ 91,760
Hawaii 250 0.44 3.04 (4) $ 59,570
South Carolina 690 0.34 2.34 (4) $ 52,050
Kansas 450 0.34 2.32 (4) $ 58,890
Minnesota 900 0.33 2.27 (4) $ 63,590




Top paying states for Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,730 0.54 3.73 (4) $ 91,760
Oregon 210 0.12 0.79 (4) $ 87,300
Montana (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 72,140
New Jersey 790 0.21 1.42 (4) $ 71,260
Washington 730 0.23 1.57 (4) $ 70,700





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,350 0.49 3.38 (4) $ 94,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 850 0.28 1.92 (4) $ 94,860
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 550 0.22 1.49 (4) $ 67,360
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 510 0.19 1.34 (4) $ 67,630
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 490 0.26 1.81 (4) $ 69,250
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 400 0.20 1.40 (4) $ 70,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 370 0.08 0.58 (4) $ 56,830
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 360 0.24 1.67 (4) $ 63,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 340 0.16 1.12 (4) $ 50,740
Columbus, OH 340 0.33 2.29 (4) $ 74,990




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 330 4.40 30.16 (4) $ 38,280
Fort Collins, CO 130 0.83 5.67 (4) $ 53,020
Farmington, NM 30 0.76 5.24 (4) $ 50,840
Rochester, MN 80 0.67 4.61 (4) $ 58,470
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 240 0.57 3.90 (4) $ 58,750
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,350 0.49 3.38 (4) $ 94,370
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 250 0.48 3.28 (4) $ 40,610
Topeka, KS 40 0.40 2.75 (4) $ 57,890
Greeley, CO 40 0.39 2.64 (4) $ 57,530
Colorado Springs, CO 110 0.38 2.61 (4) $ 51,760




Top paying metropolitan areas for Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

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 850 0.28 1.92 (4) $ 94,860
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,350 0.49 3.38 (4) $ 94,370
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 92,550
Syracuse, NY (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 81,150
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 79,530
Columbus, OH 340 0.33 2.29 (4) $ 74,990
Yakima, WA 30 0.33 2.28 (4) $ 74,140
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 40 0.33 2.24 (4) $ 74,090
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 70 0.07 0.47 (4) $ 73,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 270 0.10 0.69 (4) $ 71,310

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.35 2.42 (4) $ 53,230
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.59 4.02 (4) $ 46,780
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 3.02 (4) $ 60,060
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.75 (4) $ 55,140
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.97 (4) $ 57,800

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.59 4.02 (4) $ 46,780
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 3.02 (4) $ 60,060
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.75 (4) $ 55,140
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 2.42 (4) $ 38,400
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.35 2.42 (4) $ 53,230

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Special Education Teachers, Preschool:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.67 (4) $ 69,840
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.85 (4) $ 62,720
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 60,850
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 3.02 (4) $ 60,060
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.05 (4) $ 58,420


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021