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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

25-2058 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

Teach academic, social, and life skills to secondary school 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 this occupation
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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)
143,170 1.5 % (4) $65,710 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $41,170 $49,820 $61,710 $79,150 $98,890
  (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 137,330 1.60 (4) $66,040
Educational Support Services 1,430 0.73 (4) $56,080
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,270 0.06 (4) $63,360
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 870 0.02 (4) $59,150
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 630 0.10 (4) $49,070

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 137,330 1.60 (4) $66,040
Educational Support Services 1,430 0.73 (4) $56,080
Other Residential Care Facilities 340 0.21 (4) $57,120
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 630 0.10 (4) $49,070
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,270 0.06 (4) $63,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 137,330 1.60 (4) $66,040
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 180 0.06 (4) $64,430
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,270 0.06 (4) $63,360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 110 0.04 (4) $61,220
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 40 (7) (4) $59,450


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 17,340 1.82 1.87 (4) $83,890
Texas 13,990 1.13 1.15 (4) $57,890
California 9,750 0.56 0.58 (4) $83,000
Illinois 8,710 1.45 1.48 (4) $71,040
Pennsylvania 7,970 1.35 1.39 (4) $64,830




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)
Vermont 560 1.82 1.86 (4) $63,570
New York 17,340 1.82 1.87 (4) $83,890
Alaska 560 1.77 1.82 (4) $74,630
Minnesota 5,000 1.73 1.78 (4) $64,430
New Jersey 6,100 1.49 1.53 (4) $77,690




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 17,340 1.82 1.87 (4) $83,890
California 9,750 0.56 0.58 (4) $83,000
Maryland 2,320 0.86 0.88 (4) $80,800
Oregon 590 0.31 0.32 (4) $79,460
District of Columbia 360 0.50 0.51 (4) $79,010





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 16,510 1.71 1.75 (4) $86,990
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,350 1.36 1.39 (4) $75,040
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,920 1.36 1.40 (4) $70,510
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,840 1.05 1.08 (4) $57,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,720 0.60 0.61 (4) $80,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,300 1.68 1.72 (4) $66,420
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,240 1.16 1.19 (4) $78,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,200 1.05 1.08 (4) $61,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,500 0.91 0.94 (4) $59,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,850 0.58 0.60 (4) $77,300