Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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).


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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)
184,920 1.3 % (4) $61,960 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,250 $46,630 $58,600 $74,780 $93,580
  (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 180,310 2.13 (4) $62,020
Individual and Family Services 930 0.04 (4) $55,050
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 870 0.10 (4) $85,050
Child Day Care Services 490 0.06 (4) $41,010
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 470 0.01 (4) $60,090

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 180,310 2.13 (4) $62,020
Educational Support Services 380 0.21 (4) $64,230
Other Residential Care Facilities 210 0.13 (4) $46,390
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 870 0.10 (4) $85,050
Child Day Care Services 490 0.06 (4) $41,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 870 0.10 (4) $85,050
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 180 0.01 (4) $70,830
Educational Support Services 380 0.21 (4) $64,230
Elementary and Secondary Schools 180,310 2.13 (4) $62,020
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 470 0.01 (4) $60,090


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 19,390 2.11 1.62 (4) $75,760
California 15,530 0.93 0.72 (4) $77,370
New Jersey 11,940 2.98 2.30 (4) $69,120
Texas 11,330 0.95 0.73 (4) $58,330
Illinois 8,510 1.43 1.11 (4) $65,430




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)
West Virginia 2,210 3.21 2.48 (4) $43,350
New Jersey 11,940 2.98 2.30 (4) $69,120
Vermont 800 2.64 2.03 (4) $62,640
Delaware 1,100 2.48 1.91 (4) $60,960
Alaska 740 2.33 1.80 (4) $78,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 2,860 1.73 1.33 (4) $83,110
Alaska 740 2.33 1.80 (4) $78,460
California 15,530 0.93 0.72 (4) $77,370
New York 19,390 2.11 1.62 (4) $75,760
Oregon 1,410 0.77 0.59 (4) $75,230



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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 14,540 2.17 1.67 (4) $75,770
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,970 1.63 1.26 (4) $69,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,760 0.85 0.65 (4) $81,680
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,660 2.81 2.17 (4) $89,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,580 1.42 1.10 (4) $75,670
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 3,400 2.92 2.25 (4) $68,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,400 1.30 1.00 (4) $54,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,530 1.31 1.01 (4) $66,470
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,320 1.26 0.97 (4) $71,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,210 0.75 0.58 (4) $65,940


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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)
Billings, MT 510 5.95 4.59 (4) $54,580
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 230 5.43 4.19 (4) $55,150
Burlington, NC 240 3.98 3.07 (4) $47,220
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,090 3.95 3.04 (4) $66,660
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 260 3.90 3.01 (4) $64,390
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 440 3.39 2.62 (4) $45,520
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 420 3.39 2.62 (4) $67,810
Ocean City, NJ 130 3.23 2.49 (4) $70,030
Leominster-Gardner, MA 150 3.02 2.32 (4) $74,800
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 180 3.01 2.32 (4) $59,230