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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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.


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)
187,070 1.4 % (4) $ 67,090 0.7 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 46,400 $ 48,770 $ 61,640 $ 77,920 $ 98,870
  (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 182,840 2.26 (4) $ 67,180
Individual and Family Services 1,060 0.04 (4) $ 51,160
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 790 0.01 (4) $ 82,040
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 340 0.03 (4) $ 65,050
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 210 0.04 (4) $ 49,120

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 182,840 2.26 (4) $ 67,180
Other Residential Care Facilities 60 0.04 (4) $ 57,880
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 210 0.04 (4) $ 49,120
Individual and Family Services 1,060 0.04 (4) $ 51,160
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 340 0.03 (4) $ 65,050

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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 790 0.01 (4) $ 82,040
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 210 0.01 (4) $ 75,450
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) (4) $ 69,960
Elementary and Secondary Schools 182,840 2.26 (4) $ 67,180
Child Day Care Services (8) (8) (4) $ 66,200


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.



Map of employment of special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school by state, May 2021


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 18,510 2.14 1.61 (4) $ 83,250
Texas 16,870 1.38 1.04 (4) $ 60,030
California 16,670 1.01 0.76 (4) $ 80,520
Illinois 10,350 1.84 1.39 (4) $ 71,290
New Jersey 10,290 2.67 2.01 (4) $ 72,140


Map of location quotient of special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school by state, May 2021


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)
West Virginia 2,770 4.21 3.17 (4) $ 47,960
Louisiana 5,060 2.82 2.12 (4) $ 52,010
New Jersey 10,290 2.67 2.01 (4) $ 72,140
Kentucky 4,380 2.38 1.80 (4) $ 54,900
New York 18,510 2.14 1.61 (4) $ 83,250


Map of annual mean wages of special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school by state, May 2021


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)
New York 18,510 2.14 1.61 (4) $ 83,250
Oregon 1,460 0.80 0.60 (4) $ 82,070
Massachusetts 5,410 1.59 1.20 (4) $ 81,940
District of Columbia 950 1.43 1.08 (4) $ 81,050
California 16,670 1.01 0.76 (4) $ 80,520



Map of employment of special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school by area, May 2021


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 19,690 2.27 1.71 (4) $ 83,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,540 2.02 1.52 (4) $ 74,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,080 1.06 0.80 (4) $ 77,430
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,550 1.27 0.95 (4) $ 61,260
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,500 1.70 1.28 (4) $ 69,690
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,500 1.74 1.31 (4) $ 71,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,860 1.32 0.99 (4) $ 81,860
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,820 1.32 0.99 (4) $ 63,350
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,410 1.32 0.99 (4) $ 85,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,590 1.22 0.92 (4) $ 55,740


Map of location quotient of special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school by area, May 2021


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)
Leominster-Gardner, MA 220 4.41 3.32 (4) $ 66,940
Beckley, WV 170 4.23 3.19 (4) $ 45,490
Kingston, NY 220 4.04 3.04 (4) $ 85,320
Elmira, NY 120 3.60 2.71 (4) $ 60,600
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 130 3.59 2.71 (4) $ 56,630
Wheeling, WV-OH 200 3.57 2.69 (4) $ 53,870
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 430 3.45 2.60 (4) $ 49,620
Monroe, LA 250 3.42 2.58 (4) $ 53,990
Lake Charles, LA 310 3.42 2.57 (4) $ 51,920
Owensboro, KY 160 3.32 2.50 (4) $ 58,520