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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

25-2051 Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Teach preschool 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).


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)
23,480 4.5 % (4) $61,610 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,300 $44,020 $55,840 $72,570 $100,160
  (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 14,320 0.17 (4) $58,670
Child Day Care Services 3,370 0.37 (4) $72,570
Individual and Family Services 2,800 0.12 (4) $61,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,130 0.12 (4) $67,040
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 610 0.01 (4) $60,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 3,370 0.37 (4) $72,570
Educational Support Services 440 0.24 (4) $71,800
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,320 0.17 (4) $58,670
Individual and Family Services 2,800 0.12 (4) $61,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,130 0.12 (4) $67,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 3,370 0.37 (4) $72,570
Educational Support Services 440 0.24 (4) $71,800
Other Residential Care Facilities 130 0.08 (4) $67,580
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,130 0.12 (4) $67,040
Individual and Family Services 2,800 0.12 (4) $61,900


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 4,860 0.52 3.19 (4) $83,010
Minnesota 1,490 0.52 3.21 (4) $62,810
California 1,470 0.09 0.53 (4) $47,870
Florida 1,230 0.14 0.88 (4) $50,120
Ohio 1,110 0.20 1.26 (4) $64,790




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)
New York 4,860 0.52 3.19 (4) $83,010
Minnesota 1,490 0.52 3.21 (4) $62,810
Arkansas 450 0.37 2.27 (4) $46,870
Vermont 110 0.35 2.16 (4) $62,520
Colorado 890 0.34 2.08 (4) $56,830




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 4,860 0.52 3.19 (4) $83,010
Oregon 290 0.16 0.96 (4) $75,600
Rhode Island 90 0.19 1.15 (4) $70,590
Connecticut 180 0.11 0.67 (4) $68,130
New Jersey 250 0.06 0.37 (4) $66,890





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,880 0.41 2.52 (4) $88,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 950 0.49 3.01 (4) $66,750
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 940 0.20 1.25 (4) $56,320
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 810 0.29 1.80 (4) $63,310
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 420 0.29 1.76 (4) $60,600
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 380 0.11 0.65 (4) $56,960
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 330 0.72 4.43 (4) $48,310
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 320 0.16 0.99 (4) $65,180
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 290 0.21 1.32 (4) $61,350
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 280 0.27 1.64 (4) $65,060




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)
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 70 1.50 9.25 (4) $23,160
Binghamton, NY 150 1.48 9.10 (4) $76,900
Jonesboro, AR 50 0.85 5.21 (4) $44,810
Fort Collins, CO 130 0.80 4.95 (4) $50,360
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 330 0.72 4.43 (4) $48,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 950 0.49 3.01 (4) $66,750
Worcester, MA-CT 140 0.48 2.94 (4) $60,550
Topeka, KS 50 0.46 2.86 (4) $51,060
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 40 0.46 2.81 (4) $63,880
Syracuse, NY 130 0.42 2.56 (4) $71,790




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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,880 0.41 2.52 (4) $88,550
Springfield, MA-CT 80 0.23 1.43 (4) $87,610
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) (4) $83,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.08 0.52 (4) $78,760
Binghamton, NY 150 1.48 9.10 (4) $76,900
Kennewick-Richland, WA 30 0.29 1.77 (4) $72,380
Syracuse, NY 130 0.42 2.56 (4) $71,790
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 170 0.16 0.96 (4) $70,880
Dayton, OH 90 0.23 1.43 (4) $69,070
Akron, OH (8) (8) (8) (4) $68,010

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 4.59 (4) $58,560
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.77 4.76 (4) $55,070
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.31 1.91 (4) $56,630
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.85 5.21 (4) $54,760
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.78 (4) $70,760

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 Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.85 5.21 (4) $54,760
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.77 4.76 (4) $55,070
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 4.59 (4) $58,560
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 3.39 (4) $47,940
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 2.79 (4) $53,860

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.78 (4) $70,760
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $70,160
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 2.14 (4) $69,790
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 2.49 (4) $61,690
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.45 2.79 (4) $61,440


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019