Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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).


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)
87,550 2.0 % (4) $63,250 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,990 $47,750 $59,510 $75,950 $95,680
  (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 86,710 1.02 (4) $63,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 200 0.00 (4) $70,060
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 170 0.03 (4) $52,720
Educational Support Services 140 0.08 (4) $56,870
Other Residential Care Facilities 70 0.04 (4) $52,940

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 86,710 1.02 (4) $63,290
Educational Support Services 140 0.08 (4) $56,870
Other Residential Care Facilities 70 0.04 (4) $52,940
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 170 0.03 (4) $52,720
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 200 0.00 (4) $70,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 200 (7) (4) $70,060
Elementary and Secondary Schools 86,710 1.02 (4) $63,290
Educational Support Services 140 0.08 (4) $56,870
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 60 (7) (4) $56,490
Other Residential Care Facilities 70 0.04 (4) $52,940


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 10,900 1.18 1.93 (4) $80,380
New Jersey 6,920 1.73 2.81 (4) $70,250
Texas 6,640 0.56 0.91 (4) $58,080
California 5,610 0.34 0.55 (4) $74,210
Ohio 4,560 0.85 1.38 (4) $60,010




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 6,920 1.73 2.81 (4) $70,250
West Virginia 920 1.34 2.18 (4) $43,380
Maryland 3,230 1.21 1.98 (4) $70,470
New York 10,900 1.18 1.93 (4) $80,380
Massachusetts 3,610 1.02 1.66 (4) $67,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 10,900 1.18 1.93 (4) $80,380
Oregon 650 0.35 0.58 (4) $79,630
Alaska 230 0.71 1.15 (4) $75,950
Virginia 3,140 0.83 1.35 (4) $74,950
California 5,610 0.34 0.55 (4) $74,210



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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 8,740 1.31 2.12 (4) $76,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,540 0.97 1.58 (4) $57,810
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,920 0.53 0.86 (4) $64,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,920 0.76 1.24 (4) $86,740
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,900 1.46 2.37 (4) $99,630
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,850 1.59 2.59 (4) $69,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.39 0.63 (4) $78,660
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,710 1.26 2.05 (4) $69,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.62 1.01 (4) $59,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,390 0.47 0.77 (4) $65,430


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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)
Leominster-Gardner, MA 130 2.55 4.15 (4) $79,660
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,240 2.35 3.83 (4) $66,430
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 100 2.22 3.61 (4) $70,340
Kingston, NY 130 2.17 3.53 (4) $83,400
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 300 2.15 3.50 (4) $86,060
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 270 2.14 3.48 (4) $73,630
Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA NECTA Division 120 2.07 3.37 (4) $65,420
Albany, GA 120 1.95 3.17 (4) $53,390
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.88 3.07 (4) $70,760
Utica-Rome, NY 230 1.81 2.95 (4) $71,360


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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)
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,900 1.46 2.37 (4) $99,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,920 0.76 1.24 (4) $86,740
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 300 2.15 3.50 (4) $86,060
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 440 0.38 0.62 (4) $85,330
Anchorage, AK 90 0.55 0.89 (4) $85,040
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 100 1.00 1.63 (4) $83,600
Waterbury, CT 70 1.04 1.70 (4) $83,430
Kingston, NY 130 2.17 3.53 (4) $83,400
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $81,930
Leominster-Gardner, MA 130 2.55 4.15 (4) $79,660

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 270 0.80 1.30 (4) $59,510
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 250 1.41 2.29 (4) $67,920
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 0.94 1.53 (4) $44,390
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 210 1.16 1.89 (4) $50,320
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.09 1.78 (4) $51,670

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)
Northwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.80 2.94 (4) $60,640
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 160 1.67 2.72 (4) $50,230
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.54 2.50 (4) $67,320
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 250 1.41 2.29 (4) $67,920
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 1.26 2.06 (4) $53,140

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)
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 0.82 (4) $68,410
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.89 1.46 (4) $68,070
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 250 1.41 2.29 (4) $67,920
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 0.74 (4) $67,450
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.54 2.50 (4) $67,320


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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