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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Teach elementary 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).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

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)
185,190 1.3 % (4) $63,110 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,980 $47,520 $59,390 $75,940 $95,730
  (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 180,550 2.11 (4) $63,120
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,120 0.02 (4) $56,920
Individual and Family Services 980 0.04 (4) $71,340
Child Day Care Services 390 0.04 (4) $45,950
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 360 0.06 (4) $51,350

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 180,550 2.11 (4) $63,120
Educational Support Services 290 0.16 (4) $65,080
Other Residential Care Facilities 180 0.11 (4) $44,830
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 360 0.06 (4) $51,350
Child Day Care Services 390 0.04 (4) $45,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 980 0.04 (4) $71,340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 200 0.01 (4) $68,140
Educational Support Services 290 0.16 (4) $65,080
Elementary and Secondary Schools 180,550 2.11 (4) $63,120
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,120 0.02 (4) $56,920


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 18,790 2.00 1.56 (4) $77,840
California 15,230 0.90 0.70 (4) $80,370
Texas 13,470 1.11 0.87 (4) $57,770
New Jersey 12,110 2.99 2.34 (4) $70,630
Illinois 9,670 1.61 1.26 (4) $63,740




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 Jersey 12,110 2.99 2.34 (4) $70,630
Hawaii 1,770 2.76 2.16 (4) $54,000
West Virginia 1,920 2.75 2.15 (4) $42,400
Delaware 1,090 2.43 1.90 (4) $61,010
Vermont 730 2.38 1.86 (4) $63,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 15,230 0.90 0.70 (4) $80,370
District of Columbia 630 0.88 0.69 (4) $78,830
New York 18,790 2.00 1.56 (4) $77,840
Oregon 1,360 0.72 0.56 (4) $76,880
Connecticut 2,860 1.72 1.35 (4) $76,780





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 21,830 2.30 1.80 (4) $78,460
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,510 1.62 1.26 (4) $66,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,370 0.88 0.69 (4) $84,920
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,980 1.75 1.37 (4) $68,220
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,910 1.78 1.39 (4) $74,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,560 1.45 1.14 (4) $73,620
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,670 1.03 0.80 (4) $58,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,220 1.20 0.94 (4) $54,800
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,110 1.04 0.82 (4) $60,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,010 1.54 1.20 (4) $66,780