Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

Teach secondary 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)
132,490 1.5 % (4) $64,020 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,130 $47,400 $59,700 $76,520 $96,930
  (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 127,960 1.52 (4) $64,300
Educational Support Services 970 0.56 (4) $57,090
State Government (OES Designation) 780 0.04 (4) $58,240
Individual and Family Services 710 0.04 (4) $61,990
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 670 0.11 (4) $49,180

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 127,960 1.52 (4) $64,300
Educational Support Services 970 0.56 (4) $57,090
Other Residential Care Facilities 300 0.19 (4) $49,420
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 670 0.11 (4) $49,180
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 180 0.08 (4) $62,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 127,960 1.52 (4) $64,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 350 0.01 (4) $64,040
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 180 0.08 (4) $62,230
Individual and Family Services 710 0.04 (4) $61,990
State Government (OES Designation) 780 0.04 (4) $58,240


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 17,280 1.90 2.01 (4) $84,330
Texas 10,620 0.90 0.96 (4) $57,630
California 10,140 0.64 0.67 (4) $76,310
Pennsylvania 7,180 1.25 1.32 (4) $64,770
Illinois 6,910 1.17 1.24 (4) $67,070




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 York 17,280 1.90 2.01 (4) $84,330
Vermont 490 1.62 1.72 (4) $61,560
New Jersey 6,280 1.59 1.68 (4) $74,480
Montana 720 1.59 1.69 (4) $43,130
Maine 900 1.51 1.60 (4) $50,170




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 17,280 1.90 2.01 (4) $84,330
Connecticut 2,030 1.22 1.29 (4) $76,860
California 10,140 0.64 0.67 (4) $76,310
Alaska 240 0.75 0.80 (4) $74,630
New Jersey 6,280 1.59 1.68 (4) $74,480





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 12,220 1.86 1.97 (4) $88,390
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,560 0.98 1.04 (4) $73,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,780 1.12 1.18 (4) $77,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,560 0.61 0.64 (4) $79,040
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 2,420 1.88 2.00 (4) $95,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,400 0.82 0.87 (4) $62,110
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,040 1.52 1.61 (4) $67,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,030 0.84 0.89 (4) $59,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,020 1.06 1.12 (4) $65,580
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,650 0.91 0.97 (4) $69,450