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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

25-2057 Special Education Teachers, Middle School

Teach academic, social, and life skills to middle school students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities. Excludes “Substitute Teachers, Short-Term” (25-3031).


National estimates for this occupation
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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)
85,840 2.1 % (4) $65,740 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $41,370 $50,010 $61,440 $79,030 $98,610
  (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 84,860 0.99 (4) $65,730
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 300 0.01 (4) $61,470
Educational Support Services 120 0.06 (4) $66,330
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 100 0.02 (4) $51,940
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 50 0.00 (4) $54,520

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 84,860 0.99 (4) $65,730
Educational Support Services 120 0.06 (4) $66,330
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 100 0.02 (4) $51,940
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 300 0.01 (4) $61,470
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 50 0.00 (4) $54,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 120 0.06 (4) $66,330
Elementary and Secondary Schools 84,860 0.99 (4) $65,730
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 300 0.01 (4) $61,470
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 50 (7) (4) $54,520
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 100 0.02 (4) $51,940


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 10,960 1.15 1.97 (4) $87,440
Texas 8,450 0.68 1.16 (4) $56,720
New Jersey 7,010 1.71 2.93 (4) $73,160
Ohio 3,850 0.71 1.21 (4) $62,200
Massachusetts 3,410 0.94 1.61 (4) $76,530




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 7,010 1.71 2.93 (4) $73,160
West Virginia 1,050 1.49 2.55 (4) $43,390
New York 10,960 1.15 1.97 (4) $87,440
Maryland 2,860 1.06 1.81 (4) $78,190
Wyoming 270 0.99 1.70 (4) $60,360




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 10,960 1.15 1.97 (4) $87,440
Connecticut 1,140 0.68 1.17 (4) $80,370
District of Columbia 240 0.33 0.57 (4) $80,080
Maryland 2,860 1.06 1.81 (4) $78,190
Alaska 230 0.73 1.24 (4) $77,740





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,460 1.39 2.39 (4) $84,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,750 0.86 1.48 (4) $84,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,720 0.95 1.62 (4) $73,380
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,360 0.84 1.45 (4) $76,560
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,080 0.45 0.76 (4) $65,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,980 0.65 1.11 (4) $59,720
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,900 0.52 0.89 (4) $57,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,680 0.61 1.05 (4) $63,730
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,530 1.11 1.90 (4) $75,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,180 0.60 1.02 (4) $70,480




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)
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 310 2.42 4.14 (4) $46,440
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 570 2.15 3.68 (4) $55,480
Savannah, GA 310 1.72 2.94 (4) $56,550
Ocean City, NJ 70 1.69 2.90 (4) $76,600
Killeen-Temple, TX 200 1.45 2.48 (4) $52,020
Kingston, NY 90 1.44 2.46 (4) $85,180
Utica-Rome, NY 180 1.40 2.39 (4) $79,760
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,460 1.39 2.39 (4) $84,830
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 80 1.38 2.36 (4) $66,250
Worcester, MA-CT 390 1.37 2.35 (4) $86,410