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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-2058 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

Teach academic, social, and life skills to secondary 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 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
Industry profile for Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
Geographic profile for Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

National estimates for Special Education Teachers, Secondary School:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Special Education Teachers, Secondary School:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
142,500 1.8 % (4) $ 66,490 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Special Education Teachers, Secondary School:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 41,270 $ 49,940 $ 62,320 $ 80,210 $ 101,050
  (4)

Industry profile for Special Education Teachers, Secondary School:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Special Education Teachers, Secondary School are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Special Education Teachers, Secondary School, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Special Education Teachers, Secondary School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 136,960 1.66 (4) $ 66,790
Educational Support Services 1,990 1.07 (4) $ 52,360
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,270 0.06 (4) $ 66,750
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 650 0.01 (4) $ 59,090
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 420 0.07 (4) $ 50,910

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Special Education Teachers, Secondary School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 136,960 1.66 (4) $ 66,790
Educational Support Services 1,990 1.07 (4) $ 52,360
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 420 0.07 (4) $ 50,910
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,270 0.06 (4) $ 66,750
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 100 0.04 (4) $ 62,290

Top paying industries for Special Education Teachers, Secondary School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 136,960 1.66 (4) $ 66,790
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,270 0.06 (4) $ 66,750
Other Residential Care Facilities (8) (8) (4) $ 63,810
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 100 0.04 (4) $ 62,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 650 0.01 (4) $ 59,090


Geographic profile for Special Education Teachers, Secondary School:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Special Education Teachers, Secondary School are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Special Education Teachers, Secondary School, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Special Education Teachers, Secondary School:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 15,150 1.74 1.70 (4) $ 84,370
Texas 13,540 1.12 1.09 (4) $ 58,100
California 9,830 0.60 0.58 (4) $ 82,250
Ohio 8,340 1.62 1.59 (4) $ 57,620
Pennsylvania 8,080 1.47 1.43 (4) $ 68,290




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Special Education Teachers, Secondary School:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 5,420 2.00 1.95 (4) $ 64,490
Alaska 550 1.87 1.83 (4) $ 77,060
New York 15,150 1.74 1.70 (4) $ 84,370
South Carolina 3,510 1.74 1.70 (4) $ 43,010
Ohio 8,340 1.62 1.59 (4) $ 57,620




Top paying states for Special Education Teachers, Secondary School:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 15,150 1.74 1.70 (4) $ 84,370
District of Columbia 340 0.50 0.48 (4) $ 82,440
Maryland 2,890 1.15 1.12 (4) $ 82,280
California 9,830 0.60 0.58 (4) $ 82,250
Oregon 640 0.35 0.34 (4) $ 82,250





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Special Education Teachers, Secondary School:

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 14,330 1.62 1.58 (4) $ 88,050
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,640 1.29 1.26 (4) $ 77,160
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,920 1.45 1.42 (4) $ 72,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,870 2.09 2.04 (4) $ 66,170
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,650 1.02 0.99 (4) $ 57,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,400 0.58 0.57 (4) $ 80,090
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,280 1.26 1.23 (4) $ 78,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,040 1.01 0.98 (4) $ 92,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,660 0.90 0.88 (4) $ 61,060
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,920 0.77 0.75 (4) $ 76,970




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Special Education Teachers, Secondary School:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gettysburg, PA 120 4.01 3.91 (4) $ 62,380
Bloomington, IL 300 3.62 3.54 (4) $ 57,150
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 110 3.08 3.00 (4) $ 63,700
Altoona, PA 160 2.93 2.86 (4) $ 42,630
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 750 2.90 2.83 (4) $ 58,360
Kingston, NY 150 2.79 2.73 (4) $ 88,740
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 150 2.70 2.64 (4) $ 73,300
Rochester, NY 1,260 2.65 2.59 (4) $ 66,110
Toledo, OH 720 2.62 2.56 (4) $ 51,860
Salisbury, MD-DE 390 2.61 2.55 (4) $ 69,730