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

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)
79,070 3.3 % (4) $ 68,860 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 46,840 $ 49,120 $ 61,820 $ 78,550 $ 100,310
  (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 78,770 0.97 (4) $ 68,880
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 60 0.00 (4) $ 68,180
Educational Support Services 50 0.02 (4) $ 62,700
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 50 0.00 (4) $ 67,510
Other Residential Care Facilities 40 0.03 (4) $ 47,900

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 78,770 0.97 (4) $ 68,880
Other Residential Care Facilities 40 0.03 (4) $ 47,900
Educational Support Services 50 0.02 (4) $ 62,700
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 50 0.00 (4) $ 67,510
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 60 0.00 (4) $ 68,180

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 78,770 0.97 (4) $ 68,880
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 60 (7) (4) $ 68,180
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 50 (7) (4) $ 67,510
Educational Support Services 50 0.02 (4) $ 62,700
Other Residential Care Facilities 40 0.03 (4) $ 47,900


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 2021


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 8,090 0.66 1.18 (4) $ 60,240
New York 7,350 0.85 1.51 (4) $ 97,860
New Jersey 6,690 1.74 3.10 (4) $ 75,540
California 4,650 0.28 0.50 (4) $ 89,760
Ohio 3,910 0.75 1.34 (4) $ 59,380


Map of location quotient of special education teachers, middle school by state, May 2021


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 6,690 1.74 3.10 (4) $ 75,540
Maryland 2,830 1.11 1.98 (4) $ 69,040
Vermont 290 1.03 1.84 (4) $ 59,950
Wyoming 270 1.02 1.82 (4) $ 63,200
New Hampshire 620 0.98 1.74 (4) $ 60,980


Map of annual mean wages of special education teachers, middle school by state, May 2021


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 7,350 0.85 1.51 (4) $ 97,860
California 4,650 0.28 0.50 (4) $ 89,760
Connecticut 1,060 0.67 1.20 (4) $ 83,730
District of Columbia 240 0.36 0.64 (4) $ 83,250
Massachusetts 2,290 0.68 1.20 (4) $ 82,290



Map of employment of special education teachers, middle school by area, May 2021


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 9,670 1.11 1.99 (4) $ 94,140
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,750 1.04 1.85 (4) $ 73,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,750 0.65 1.16 (4) $ 69,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,370 0.81 1.44 (4) $ 74,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,150 0.60 1.07 (4) $ 61,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,010 0.69 1.24 (4) $ 63,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,980 0.76 1.36 (4) $ 74,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,700 0.30 0.53 (4) $ 90,630
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,520 0.59 1.04 (4) $ 81,900
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,410 1.38 2.46 (4) $ 51,830


Map of location quotient of special education teachers, middle school by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 140 2.38 4.25 (4) $ 70,440
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 220 1.93 3.44 (4) $ 74,080
Ocean City, NJ 70 1.78 3.17 (4) $ 76,520
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 60 1.58 2.82 (4) $ 61,710
Janesville-Beloit, WI 100 1.54 2.74 (4) $ 52,450
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,070 1.50 2.68 (4) $ 73,200
Trenton, NJ 320 1.42 2.53 (4) $ 74,980
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 1,410 1.38 2.46 (4) $ 51,830
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 320 1.32 2.35 (4) $ 58,530
Kingston, NY 70 1.27 2.26 (4) $ 90,610


Map of annual mean wages of special education teachers, middle school by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 470 0.21 0.37 (4) $ 117,940
Worcester, MA-CT 280 1.03 1.83 (4) $ 94,630
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 9,670 1.11 1.99 (4) $ 94,140
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 90,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,700 0.30 0.53 (4) $ 90,630
Kingston, NY 70 1.27 2.26 (4) $ 90,610
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 720 0.47 0.84 (4) $ 89,790
Waterbury, CT 30 0.50 0.89 (4) $ 87,710
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 280 0.74 1.31 (4) $ 87,470
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 140 1.19 2.12 (4) $ 87,300

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 280 1.16 2.07 (4) $ 48,490
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 210 0.98 1.75 (4) $ 51,650
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 200 1.13 2.01 (4) $ 50,760
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.83 1.48 (4) $ 46,420
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.68 1.22 (4) $ 52,010

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 160 2.38 4.25 (4) $ 46,660
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 120 1.88 3.35 (4) $ 58,250
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 1.49 2.66 (4) $ 58,080
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 1.46 2.61 (4) $ 48,150
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 1.46 2.60 (4) $ 49,570

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 0.57 1.02 (4) $ 102,090
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 0.95 (4) $ 74,030
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.67 1.20 (4) $ 73,860
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.68 1.21 (4) $ 71,850
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 0.51 (4) $ 71,190


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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