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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 25-2055 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and 25-2056 Special Education Teachers, Elementary School and the 2010 SOC occupation 25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School.


National estimates for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School
Industry profile for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School
Geographic profile for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

National estimates for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
191,170 1.7 % (4) $ 64,790 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 41,020 $ 48,860 $ 60,620 $ 77,580 $ 98,480
  (4)

Industry profile for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 186,300 2.26 (4) $ 64,690
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,100 0.02 (4) $ 57,770
Educational Support Services 720 0.39 (4) $ 80,670
Individual and Family Services 660 0.03 (4) $ 84,510
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 310 0.01 (4) $ 74,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 186,300 2.26 (4) $ 64,690
Educational Support Services 720 0.39 (4) $ 80,670
Other Residential Care Facilities 120 0.08 (4) $ 59,100
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 240 0.04 (4) $ 52,340
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 120 0.04 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 660 0.03 (4) $ 84,510
Educational Support Services 720 0.39 (4) $ 80,670
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 310 0.01 (4) $ 74,050
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 240 0.03 (4) $ 65,890
Elementary and Secondary Schools 186,300 2.26 (4) $ 64,690


Geographic profile for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School:

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





States with the highest employment level in Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 21,850 2.51 1.83 (4) $ 78,710
Texas 15,600 1.29 0.94 (4) $ 57,480
California 14,130 0.86 0.63 (4) $ 78,070
Illinois 11,740 2.09 1.52 (4) $ 67,920
New Jersey 11,420 3.02 2.20 (4) $ 73,010




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 1,430 3.35 2.43 (4) $ 63,180
New Jersey 11,420 3.02 2.20 (4) $ 73,010
Louisiana 5,220 2.90 2.11 (4) $ 49,670
Kentucky 4,620 2.59 1.89 (4) $ 52,670
New York 21,850 2.51 1.83 (4) $ 78,710




Top paying states for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 1,720 0.95 0.69 (4) $ 79,070
New York 21,850 2.51 1.83 (4) $ 78,710
Connecticut 2,680 1.74 1.26 (4) $ 78,090
California 14,130 0.86 0.63 (4) $ 78,070
District of Columbia 880 1.28 0.93 (4) $ 77,540





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School:

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 23,930 2.71 1.97 (4) $ 80,190
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,570 2.19 1.60 (4) $ 69,990
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,750 1.76 1.28 (4) $ 68,040
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,280 1.65 1.20 (4) $ 78,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,080 1.55 1.13 (4) $ 64,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,010 1.12 0.81 (4) $ 58,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,800 0.65 0.48 (4) $ 78,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,700 1.25 0.91 (4) $ 59,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,530 1.17 0.85 (4) $ 81,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,560 1.22 0.88 (4) $ 49,650




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lawton, OK 170 4.25 3.10 (4) $ 47,400
Kingston, NY 230 4.23 3.08 (4) $ 85,610
Las Cruces, NM 280 4.12 3.00 (4) $ 71,280
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 400 3.64 2.65 (4) $ 78,230
Elmira, NY 120 3.64 2.65 (4) $ 57,050
Owensboro, KY 170 3.50 2.55 (4) $ 55,520
Binghamton, NY 320 3.44 2.50 (4) $ 71,910
Monroe, LA 250 3.43 2.49 (4) $ 51,140
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 190 3.40 2.48 (4) $ 63,750
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 860 3.32 2.42 (4) $ 57,500