Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
90,250 1.8 % (4) $61,910 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,190 $47,040 $58,560 $74,220 $93,260
  (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 89,350 1.06 (4) $61,950
Educational Support Services 250 0.15 (4) $53,630
Local Government (OES Designation) 220 0.00 (4) $67,340
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 120 0.02 (4) $51,150
Other Residential Care Facilities 70 0.04 (4) $56,730

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 89,350 1.06 (4) $61,950
Educational Support Services 250 0.15 (4) $53,630
Other Residential Care Facilities 70 0.04 (4) $56,730
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 120 0.02 (4) $51,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 220 0.00 (4) $67,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 220 (7) (4) $67,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools 89,350 1.06 (4) $61,950
Other Residential Care Facilities 70 0.04 (4) $56,730
Educational Support Services 250 0.15 (4) $53,630
State Government (OES Designation) 70 (7) (4) $52,520


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 11,320 1.24 1.94 (4) $78,140
California 6,910 0.43 0.67 (4) $70,430
New Jersey 6,650 1.68 2.62 (4) $70,100
Texas 6,330 0.54 0.84 (4) $56,600
Illinois 5,080 0.86 1.34 (4) $68,040




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 6,650 1.68 2.62 (4) $70,100
West Virginia 930 1.33 2.07 (4) $42,620
New York 11,320 1.24 1.94 (4) $78,140
Massachusetts 4,000 1.15 1.80 (4) $67,220
Georgia 4,290 1.02 1.58 (4) $54,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 200 0.62 0.96 (4) $78,280
New York 11,320 1.24 1.94 (4) $78,140
Oregon 670 0.37 0.58 (4) $71,480
Connecticut 1,140 0.69 1.07 (4) $70,650
California 6,910 0.43 0.67 (4) $70,430





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 8,870 1.35 2.09 (4) $76,510
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,850 1.06 1.65 (4) $71,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,630 1.03 1.60 (4) $56,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,190 0.52 0.81 (4) $75,370
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,810 1.41 2.19 (4) $97,360
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,780 1.53 2.39 (4) $69,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.65 1.01 (4) $57,830
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,450 0.80 1.25 (4) $68,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,450 0.49 0.77 (4) $61,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.53 0.83 (4) $80,070