Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
135,910 1.6 % (4) $64,590 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,680 $47,790 $60,180 $77,270 $97,670
  (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 130,450 1.54 (4) $64,890
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,160 0.05 (4) $62,070
Educational Support Services 1,030 0.58 (4) $59,100
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 790 0.13 (4) $46,660
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 590 0.01 (4) $63,380

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 130,450 1.54 (4) $64,890
Educational Support Services 1,030 0.58 (4) $59,100
Other Residential Care Facilities 270 0.17 (4) $54,160
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 790 0.13 (4) $46,660
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 360 0.11 (4) $51,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 590 0.03 (4) $65,540
Elementary and Secondary Schools 130,450 1.54 (4) $64,890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 590 0.01 (4) $63,380
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 180 0.07 (4) $62,490
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,160 0.05 (4) $62,070


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 16,880 1.83 1.92 (4) $85,600
Texas 11,590 0.98 1.02 (4) $59,310
California 10,060 0.60 0.63 (4) $80,120
Illinois 7,500 1.27 1.33 (4) $68,560
Pennsylvania 7,220 1.25 1.31 (4) $63,650




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 16,880 1.83 1.92 (4) $85,600
Vermont 540 1.78 1.87 (4) $63,950
New Jersey 6,550 1.63 1.71 (4) $75,870
Montana 700 1.51 1.58 (4) $43,270
Maine 860 1.43 1.50 (4) $51,230




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 16,880 1.83 1.92 (4) $85,600
California 10,060 0.60 0.63 (4) $80,120
Oregon 880 0.48 0.50 (4) $79,410
Connecticut 1,800 1.09 1.14 (4) $79,350
New Jersey 6,550 1.63 1.71 (4) $75,870



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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 12,100 1.81 1.90 (4) $89,080
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,780 1.03 1.08 (4) $74,620
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,050 1.04 1.09 (4) $64,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,670 0.60 0.63 (4) $84,920
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 2,400 1.84 1.93 (4) $96,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,200 0.88 0.92 (4) $74,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,180 1.13 1.18 (4) $66,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,050 0.82 0.86 (4) $62,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,830 0.92 0.97 (4) $49,730
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 1,670 1.62 1.70 (4) $72,920


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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 370 4.31 4.52 (4) $42,140
Pittsfield, MA 150 3.86 4.05 (4) $62,830
Springfield, IL 340 3.22 3.38 (4) $59,130
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 140 3.21 3.37 (4) $46,490
Rochester, NY 1,580 3.09 3.24 (4) $65,420
St. George, UT 190 3.00 3.14 (4) $40,480
Bloomington, IL 260 2.94 3.08 (4) $77,190
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 230 2.77 2.90 (4) $66,770
Decatur, IL 130 2.66 2.79 (4) $49,260
East Stroudsburg, PA 140 2.56 2.68 (4) $57,730