Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
28,540 3.9 % (4) $58,390 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,160 $42,710 $53,640 $69,280 $92,250
  (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 19,000 0.22 (4) $57,880
Child Day Care Services 3,980 0.45 (4) $60,570
Individual and Family Services 2,680 0.12 (4) $54,060
Educational Support Services 480 0.27 (4) $69,680
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 440 0.01 (4) $58,930

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 3,980 0.45 (4) $60,570
Educational Support Services 480 0.27 (4) $69,680
Elementary and Secondary Schools 19,000 0.22 (4) $57,880
Individual and Family Services 2,680 0.12 (4) $54,060
Other Residential Care Facilities 130 0.08 (4) $63,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 480 0.27 (4) $69,680
Offices of Other Health Practitioners (8) (8) (4) $66,700
Other Residential Care Facilities 130 0.08 (4) $63,740
Child Day Care Services 3,980 0.45 (4) $60,570
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 440 0.01 (4) $58,930


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 5,230 0.57 2.83 (4) $73,890
Florida 2,860 0.34 1.70 (4) $49,300
California 1,790 0.11 0.54 (4) $52,760
Illinois 1,520 0.26 1.28 (4) $59,450
Texas 1,410 0.12 0.59 (4) $55,160




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 1,310 0.69 3.44 (4) $49,770
New York 5,230 0.57 2.83 (4) $73,890
Arkansas 690 0.57 2.86 (4) $38,940
Minnesota 1,240 0.44 2.18 (4) $62,320
Hawaii 280 0.44 2.18 (4) $58,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 230 0.13 0.63 (4) $76,910
Connecticut 200 0.12 0.60 (4) $75,180
New York 5,230 0.57 2.83 (4) $73,890
Virginia 590 0.16 0.78 (4) $70,140
Maryland 800 0.30 1.49 (4) $69,210



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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 3,020 0.45 2.25 (4) $78,720
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,400 1.10 5.48 (4) $49,090
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.32 1.59 (4) $62,180
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 830 0.64 3.19 (4) $82,100
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 780 0.41 2.03 (4) $66,540
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 520 0.36 1.80 (4) $58,470
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 440 0.76 3.79 (4) $79,580
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 400 0.41 2.06 (4) $55,020
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 370 0.83 4.15 (4) $49,710
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 370 0.20 1.00 (4) $63,210


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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)
Binghamton, NY 150 1.46 7.28 (4) $79,720
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,400 1.10 5.48 (4) $49,090
Lafayette, LA 160 0.83 4.16 (4) $50,400
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 370 0.83 4.15 (4) $49,710
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 130 0.78 3.88 (4) $57,220
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 440 0.76 3.79 (4) $79,580
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 270 0.76 3.81 (4) $31,430
Lawrence, KS 40 0.74 3.67 (4) $53,970
Baton Rouge, LA 270 0.70 3.50 (4) $53,110
Syracuse, NY 210 0.69 3.44 (4) $60,850


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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)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) (4) $86,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 0.53 (4) $83,690
Springfield, MA-CT 120 0.36 1.80 (4) $82,610
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 830 0.64 3.19 (4) $82,100
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 210 0.18 0.89 (4) $81,610
Binghamton, NY 150 1.46 7.28 (4) $79,720
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 440 0.76 3.79 (4) $79,580
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,020 0.45 2.25 (4) $78,720
Dayton, OH 80 0.23 1.13 (4) $74,090
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 70 0.46 2.30 (4) $69,590

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.62 3.10 (4) $61,540
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.70 3.51 (4) $54,330
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 2.16 (4) $56,770
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.32 1.57 (4) $45,510
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 3.06 (4) $49,880

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 70 1.10 5.51 (4) $43,690
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.07 5.36 (4) $47,660
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.87 4.35 (4) $63,860
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 110 0.70 3.51 (4) $54,330
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.62 3.10 (4) $61,540

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 2.49 (4) $70,600
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 2.57 (4) $65,050
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.87 4.35 (4) $63,860
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $61,990
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.62 3.10 (4) $61,540


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018