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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2023

25-2057 Special Education Teachers, Middle School

Teach academic, social, and life skills to middle 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 Special Education Teachers, Middle School
Industry profile for Special Education Teachers, Middle School
Geographic profile for Special Education Teachers, Middle School

National estimates for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

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

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
88,850 2.2 % (4) $ 73,630 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 48,140 $ 57,600 $ 66,600 $ 84,040 $ 105,320
  (4)

Industry profile for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 88,660 1.03 (4) $ 73,650
Other Schools and Instruction 40 0.01 (4) $ 64,630

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 88,660 1.03 (4) $ 73,650
Other Schools and Instruction 40 0.01 (4) $ 64,630

Top paying industries for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 88,660 1.03 (4) $ 73,650
Other Schools and Instruction 40 0.01 (4) $ 64,630


Geographic profile for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

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



Map of employment of special education teachers, middle school by state, May 2023


States with the highest employment level in Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 8,470 0.62 1.07 (4) $ 64,250
New York 7,780 0.83 1.42 (4) $ 94,460
California 7,240 0.40 0.69 (4) $ 94,040
New Jersey 7,240 1.72 2.94 (4) $ 81,010
Ohio 6,230 1.14 1.95 (4) $ 69,510


Map of location quotient of special education teachers, middle school by state, May 2023


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 7,240 1.72 2.94 (4) $ 81,010
Vermont 380 1.26 2.15 (4) $ 67,840
Ohio 6,230 1.14 1.95 (4) $ 69,510
Maryland 2,760 1.03 1.76 (4) $ 77,580
New Hampshire 670 0.99 1.69 (4) $ 62,210


Map of annual mean wages of special education teachers, middle school by state, May 2023


Top paying states for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 7,780 0.83 1.42 (4) $ 94,460
California 7,240 0.40 0.69 (4) $ 94,040
Washington 1,550 0.44 0.76 (4) $ 90,530
Massachusetts 2,330 0.64 1.09 (4) $ 87,730
District of Columbia 350 0.50 0.86 (4) $ 86,450



Map of employment of special education teachers, middle school by area, May 2023


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Special Education Teachers, Middle 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 9,750 1.03 1.76 (4) $ 94,900
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,470 1.22 2.09 (4) $ 82,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,990 1.06 1.81 (4) $ 81,480
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,640 0.59 1.00 (4) $ 75,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,570 0.83 1.42 (4) $ 80,340
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,240 0.56 0.96 (4) $ 66,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,160 0.35 0.60 (4) $ 86,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,050 0.65 1.10 (4) $ 66,330
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 1,600 1.60 2.74 (4) $ 76,350
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,580 0.57 0.98 (4) $ 85,650