Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-2051 Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Teach preschool 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)
28,140 3.4 % (4) $56,990 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,980 $41,960 $52,460 $68,420 $89,290
  (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 19,870 0.24 (4) $57,440
Child Day Care Services 3,210 0.37 (4) $49,780
Individual and Family Services 2,430 0.14 (4) $65,130
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 650 0.08 (4) $53,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 520 0.01 (4) $56,380

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 3,210 0.37 (4) $49,780
Educational Support Services 440 0.26 (4) $62,770
Elementary and Secondary Schools 19,870 0.24 (4) $57,440
Individual and Family Services 2,430 0.14 (4) $65,130
Other Residential Care Facilities 180 0.11 (4) $66,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Residential Care Facilities 180 0.11 (4) $66,190
Individual and Family Services 2,430 0.14 (4) $65,130
Educational Support Services 440 0.26 (4) $62,770
Junior Colleges 110 0.02 (4) $60,330
Elementary and Secondary Schools 19,870 0.24 (4) $57,440


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 4,310 0.47 2.37 (4) $68,090
Florida 3,080 0.37 1.87 (4) $48,380
California 1,680 0.11 0.52 (4) $55,160
Louisiana 1,620 0.85 4.22 (4) $49,070
Texas 1,330 0.11 0.56 (4) $55,020




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)
Louisiana 1,620 0.85 4.22 (4) $49,070
Arkansas 630 0.53 2.65 (4) $36,760
New York 4,310 0.47 2.37 (4) $68,090
Minnesota 1,210 0.43 2.15 (4) $62,490
Hawaii 260 0.42 2.08 (4) $55,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 310 0.19 0.94 (4) $75,830
Oregon 230 0.13 0.65 (4) $74,360
New Jersey 280 0.07 0.35 (4) $73,990
Maryland 590 0.22 1.11 (4) $70,030
New York 4,310 0.47 2.37 (4) $68,090





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,250 0.34 1.70 (4) $75,010
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,470 1.16 5.78 (4) $47,770
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 880 0.24 1.21 (4) $69,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 820 0.43 2.14 (4) $65,310
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 800 0.62 3.12 (4) $75,010
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 620 0.44 2.19 (4) $56,010
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 430 0.97 4.84 (4) $53,140
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 410 0.44 2.20 (4) $52,580
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 400 0.39 1.93 (4) $80,350
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 360 0.14 0.70 (4) $52,180




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)
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 250 1.42 7.08 (4) $51,000
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,470 1.16 5.78 (4) $47,770
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 70 1.01 5.04 (4) $50,740
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 430 0.97 4.84 (4) $53,140
Lafayette, LA 170 0.85 4.23 (4) $49,630
Syracuse, NY 250 0.82 4.10 (4) $57,750
Baton Rouge, LA 300 0.75 3.74 (4) $51,960
Monroe, LA 50 0.70 3.47 (4) $49,820
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 800 0.62 3.12 (4) $75,010
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 110 0.61 3.02 (4) $53,390




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 260 0.10 0.52 (4) $83,070
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) (4) $80,870
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 400 0.39 1.93 (4) $80,350
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 130 0.22 1.09 (4) $79,870
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $76,450
Springfield, MA-CT 140 0.45 2.22 (4) $75,910
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 220 0.19 0.97 (4) $75,290
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,250 0.34 1.70 (4) $75,010
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 800 0.62 3.12 (4) $75,010
St. Cloud, MN (8) (8) (8) (4) $74,410

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 3.68 (4) $58,270
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.20 5.99 (4) $47,810
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.88 4.41 (4) $33,930
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.20 5.99 (4) $42,970
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.29 1.43 (4) $41,630

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.20 5.99 (4) $42,970
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.20 5.99 (4) $47,810
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 1.09 5.43 (4) $61,740
Northwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 1.05 5.23 (4) $40,810
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.88 4.41 (4) $33,930

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $63,190
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 1.92 (4) $62,930
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 1.09 5.43 (4) $61,740
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 3.68 (4) $58,270
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.69 (4) $56,610


About May 2016 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017