Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

Teach secondary 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).


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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)
142,360 1.6 % (4) $65,320 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,560 $48,630 $60,600 $77,820 $98,290
  (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 136,670 1.60 (4) $65,650
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,280 0.06 (4) $63,040
Educational Support Services 1,020 0.56 (4) $61,100
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,010 0.02 (4) $59,760
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 700 0.11 (4) $47,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 136,670 1.60 (4) $65,650
Educational Support Services 1,020 0.56 (4) $61,100
Other Residential Care Facilities 310 0.19 (4) $54,410
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 700 0.11 (4) $47,590
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 280 0.09 (4) $54,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 136,670 1.60 (4) $65,650
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,280 0.06 (4) $63,040
Other Schools and Instruction 50 0.01 (4) $61,350
Educational Support Services 1,020 0.56 (4) $61,100
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,010 0.02 (4) $59,760


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 17,420 1.86 1.89 (4) $86,330
Texas 12,970 1.07 1.09 (4) $58,570
California 10,520 0.62 0.63 (4) $82,380
Pennsylvania 8,510 1.46 1.48 (4) $63,260
Illinois 8,440 1.41 1.43 (4) $69,840




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 17,420 1.86 1.89 (4) $86,330
Minnesota 4,910 1.71 1.74 (4) $62,670
New Jersey 6,290 1.55 1.58 (4) $75,970
Vermont 460 1.52 1.54 (4) $61,990
Louisiana 2,850 1.49 1.51 (4) $51,940




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 17,420 1.86 1.89 (4) $86,330
Oregon 780 0.41 0.42 (4) $84,350
California 10,520 0.62 0.63 (4) $82,380
Connecticut 1,660 1.00 1.01 (4) $77,520
Alaska 430 1.38 1.40 (4) $77,210





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 16,410 1.73 1.76 (4) $89,350
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,340 1.37 1.39 (4) $72,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,450 1.56 1.59 (4) $69,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,120 0.67 0.68 (4) $84,880
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,510 1.18 1.20 (4) $61,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,200 1.64 1.66 (4) $64,590
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,110 1.13 1.15 (4) $76,350
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,810 0.79 0.80 (4) $60,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,400 0.77 0.78 (4) $72,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,960 0.73 0.74 (4) $58,610