Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
190,530 1.3 % (4) $60,090 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,150 $45,350 $57,040 $72,400 $90,260
  (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 184,990 2.20 (4) $60,290
Individual and Family Services 1,180 0.07 (4) $50,450
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 830 0.10 (4) $65,960
Educational Support Services 430 0.25 (4) $61,910
Local Government (OES Designation) 360 0.01 (4) $52,650

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 184,990 2.20 (4) $60,290
Educational Support Services 430 0.25 (4) $61,910
Other Residential Care Facilities 190 0.12 (4) $45,850
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 830 0.10 (4) $65,960
Individual and Family Services 1,180 0.07 (4) $50,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 330 0.01 (4) $68,090
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 830 0.10 (4) $65,960
Educational Support Services 430 0.25 (4) $61,910
Elementary and Secondary Schools 184,990 2.20 (4) $60,290
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 60 0.02 (4) $55,230


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 21,340 2.35 1.73 (4) $72,350
California 16,740 1.05 0.77 (4) $72,260
New Jersey 12,290 3.11 2.29 (4) $68,580
Texas 10,770 0.92 0.68 (4) $55,840
Pennsylvania 9,410 1.64 1.21 (4) $64,520




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 2,410 3.46 2.55 (4) $42,420
New Jersey 12,290 3.11 2.29 (4) $68,580
Delaware 1,280 2.91 2.14 (4) $62,620
Vermont 780 2.57 1.89 (4) $59,980
Alaska 760 2.36 1.74 (4) $76,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 2,870 1.72 1.27 (4) $79,490
Alaska 760 2.36 1.74 (4) $76,930
New York 21,340 2.35 1.73 (4) $72,350
California 16,740 1.05 0.77 (4) $72,260
Oregon 1,080 0.61 0.45 (4) $69,360





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 15,830 2.40 1.77 (4) $71,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,420 1.05 0.77 (4) $74,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,250 1.66 1.23 (4) $53,560
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,940 3.06 2.26 (4) $87,800
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 3,850 3.33 2.45 (4) $67,820
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,530 0.97 0.72 (4) $67,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,330 1.75 1.29 (4) $64,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,330 1.34 0.98 (4) $73,140
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,700 1.50 1.10 (4) $69,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,160 0.74 0.54 (4) $62,520