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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

25-2059 Special Education Teachers, All Other

All special education teachers not listed separately.


National estimates for Special Education Teachers, All Other
Industry profile for Special Education Teachers, All Other
Geographic profile for Special Education Teachers, All Other

National estimates for Special Education Teachers, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Special Education Teachers, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
38,000 4.1 % (4) $ 71,330 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Special Education Teachers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,130 $ 48,350 $ 61,720 $ 82,230 $ 104,370
  (4)

Industry profile for Special Education Teachers, All Other:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Special Education Teachers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 28,730 0.36 (4) $ 71,420
Individual and Family Services 1,530 0.06 (4) $ 79,010
Educational Support Services 1,220 0.63 (4) $ 74,430
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,070 0.02 (4) $ 84,520
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 760 0.04 (4) $ 74,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Special Education Teachers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 1,220 0.63 (4) $ 74,430
Elementary and Secondary Schools 28,730 0.36 (4) $ 71,420
Other Schools and Instruction 600 0.15 (4) $ 49,430
Other Residential Care Facilities 220 0.15 (4) $ 52,620
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 670 0.11 (4) $ 52,220

Top paying industries for Special Education Teachers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 580 0.02 (4) $ 104,250
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,070 0.02 (4) $ 84,520
Individual and Family Services 1,530 0.06 (4) $ 79,010
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 500 0.02 (4) $ 74,940
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 760 0.04 (4) $ 74,750


Geographic profile for Special Education Teachers, All Other:

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



Map of employment of special education teachers, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Special Education Teachers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,730 0.53 1.96 (4) $ 73,570
Florida 4,000 0.46 1.72 (4) $ 68,860
Texas 2,670 0.22 0.81 (4) $ 60,290
Illinois 2,350 0.42 1.55 (4) $ 58,010
Virginia 2,020 0.54 2.00 (8) (8)


Map of location quotient of special education teachers, all other by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 1,100 1.41 5.24 (4) $ 55,280
Maryland 1,870 0.73 2.72 (4) $ 67,080
New Hampshire 440 0.69 2.58 (4) $ 56,330
West Virginia 410 0.62 2.32 (4) $ 54,810
Connecticut 950 0.60 2.24 (4) $ 71,050


Map of annual mean wages of special education teachers, all other by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Special Education Teachers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,980 0.23 0.85 (4) $ 102,960
Massachusetts 1,740 0.51 1.90 (4) $ 92,330
Delaware 50 0.11 0.42 (4) $ 89,090
Oregon 1,090 0.60 2.22 (4) $ 87,990
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 83,560



Map of employment of special education teachers, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Special Education Teachers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,200 0.73 2.72 (4) $ 64,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,990 1.02 3.78 (4) $ 89,120
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,730 0.20 0.74 (4) $ 108,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,580 0.37 1.38 (4) $ 61,930
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,430 0.55 2.05 (4) $ 95,590
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,140 0.97 3.60 (4) $ 81,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 960 0.37 1.37 (4) $ 72,570
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 950 3.98 14.74 (4) $ 53,020
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 920 0.26 0.95 (4) $ 62,000
Albuquerque, NM 830 2.28 8.45 (4) $ 53,930


Map of location quotient of special education teachers, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Special Education Teachers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 950 3.98 14.74 (4) $ 53,020
Yuba City, CA 110 2.40 8.88 (4) $ 76,850
Albuquerque, NM 830 2.28 8.45 (4) $ 53,930
Waterbury, CT 150 2.28 8.44 (4) $ 70,820
Ocala, FL 240 2.24 8.31 (4) $ 69,610
Springfield, IL 140 1.42 5.28 (4) $ 47,960
Flint, MI 170 1.38 5.12 (4) $ 68,070
Abilene, TX 90 1.27 4.70 (4) $ 52,830
Jackson, MI 70 1.22 4.54 (4) $ 72,710
Modesto, CA 220 1.21 4.49 (4) $ 81,310


Map of annual mean wages of special education teachers, all other by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Special Education Teachers, All Other:

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 1,730 0.20 0.74 (4) $ 108,070
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 480 0.44 1.65 (4) $ 99,270
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,430 0.55 2.05 (4) $ 95,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 570 0.50 1.87 (4) $ 94,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 420 0.27 1.01 (4) $ 94,350
Albany, OR (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 92,100
Fresno, CA 290 0.76 2.83 (4) $ 89,330
Eugene, OR 110 0.74 2.76 (4) $ 89,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,990 1.02 3.78 (4) $ 89,120
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 280 0.29 1.07 (4) $ 87,870

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Special Education Teachers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.61 2.26 (4) $ 64,340
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 3.25 (4) $ 53,520
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 110 1.12 4.14 (4) $ 71,800
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.82 3.03 (4) $ 53,500
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 100 1.38 5.12 (4) $ 66,720

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Special Education Teachers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 100 1.38 5.12 (4) $ 66,720
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 90 1.19 4.40 (4) $ 67,580
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 110 1.12 4.14 (4) $ 71,800
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.88 3.25 (4) $ 53,520
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 3.08 (4) $ 87,860

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Special Education Teachers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 0.66 2.47 (4) $ 88,370
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.83 3.08 (4) $ 87,860
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 1.93 (4) $ 72,760
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 110 1.12 4.14 (4) $ 71,800
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 69,700


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022