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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School

Teach middle 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).


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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)
87,870 2.2 % (4) $64,390 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $40,690 $48,820 $60,250 $77,080 $97,290
  (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 86,840 1.02 (4) $64,460
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 400 0.01 (4) $60,800
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 140 0.02 (4) $54,630
Educational Support Services 100 0.06 (4) $52,740
Other Residential Care Facilities 70 0.04 (4) $47,030

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 86,840 1.02 (4) $64,460
Educational Support Services 100 0.06 (4) $52,740
Other Residential Care Facilities 70 0.04 (4) $47,030
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 140 0.02 (4) $54,630
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 400 0.01 (4) $60,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 86,840 1.02 (4) $64,460
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 400 0.01 (4) $60,800
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 (7) (4) $55,090
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 140 0.02 (4) $54,630
Educational Support Services 100 0.06 (4) $52,740


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 10,970 1.17 1.93 (4) $83,050
Texas 7,620 0.63 1.04 (4) $56,960
New Jersey 6,850 1.69 2.79 (4) $71,850
California 4,710 0.28 0.46 (4) $76,860
Ohio 4,370 0.81 1.33 (4) $59,940




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 6,850 1.69 2.79 (4) $71,850
West Virginia 1,050 1.51 2.48 (4) $42,760
Maryland 3,280 1.22 2.01 (4) $72,880
New York 10,970 1.17 1.93 (4) $83,050
Wyoming 260 0.97 1.59 (4) $60,380




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 10,970 1.17 1.93 (4) $83,050
Oregon 590 0.31 0.51 (4) $80,680
Connecticut 1,070 0.65 1.07 (4) $78,470
California 4,710 0.28 0.46 (4) $76,860
Alaska 270 0.85 1.40 (4) $75,530





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 13,160 1.39 2.28 (4) $81,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,900 0.92 1.52 (4) $81,310
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,700 0.98 1.61 (4) $74,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,450 0.91 1.51 (4) $61,840
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,430 0.85 1.41 (4) $72,250
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,360 0.51 0.84 (4) $65,580
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,910 1.39 2.30 (4) $72,300
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,870 0.52 0.86 (4) $57,640
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,700 0.57 0.94 (4) $59,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,560 0.26 0.42 (4) $84,600




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 560 2.15 3.53 (4) $53,940
Kingston, NY 130 2.12 3.50 (4) $84,260
Savannah, GA 360 2.08 3.42 (4) $54,820
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 240 1.89 3.11 (4) $76,020
Ocean City, NJ 70 1.70 2.80 (4) $83,030
Utica-Rome, NY 190 1.56 2.57 (4) $74,570
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 110 1.46 2.40 (4) $67,890
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 90 1.43 2.35 (4) $66,390
Trenton, NJ 330 1.42 2.34 (4) $80,630
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,160 1.39 2.28 (4) $81,310