Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School*

* This occupation has the same title, but not necessarily the same content, as the 2010 SOC occupation

Teach elementary and preschool school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Include 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.


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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)
226,920 1.1 % (4) $55,220 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,690 $42,200 $52,250 $65,730 $81,650
  (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 212,640 2.49 (4) $55,650
Child Day Care Services 4,020 0.51 (4) $44,330
Individual and Family Services 3,460 0.29 (4) $46,660
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,560 0.24 (4) $59,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,260 0.02 (4) $51,500

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 212,640 2.49 (4) $55,650
Educational Support Services 1,030 0.78 (4) $51,100
Child Day Care Services 4,020 0.51 (4) $44,330
Individual and Family Services 3,460 0.29 (4) $46,660
Other Residential Care Facilities 420 0.26 (4) $50,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) (4) $63,450
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,560 0.24 (4) $59,060
Other Schools and Instruction 170 0.05 (4) $56,090
State Government (OES Designation) 380 0.02 (4) $55,840
Elementary and Secondary Schools 212,640 2.49 (4) $55,650


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 24,680 2.96 1.66 (4) $66,850
California 17,410 1.24 0.70 (4) $64,320
Texas 14,030 1.39 0.78 (4) $50,390
New Jersey 11,660 3.09 1.73 (4) $63,390
Florida 10,460 1.47 0.83 (4) $52,940




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)
Delaware 1,760 4.42 2.47 (4) $48,090
West Virginia 2,250 3.27 1.83 (4) $41,100
Maine 1,800 3.11 1.74 (4) $44,420
New Jersey 11,660 3.09 1.73 (4) $63,390
New York 24,680 2.96 1.66 (4) $66,850





Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 640 2.07 1.16 (4) $72,770
Connecticut 2,790 1.75 0.98 (4) $70,020
New York 24,680 2.96 1.66 (4) $66,850
Rhode Island 1,090 2.43 1.36 (4) $64,370
California 17,410 1.24 0.70 (4) $64,320

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 13,770 2.76 1.55 (4) $68,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,690 2.58 1.45 (4) $52,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,410 1.42 0.79 (4) $61,700
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,010 1.42 0.79 (4) $59,340
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,300 2.59 1.45 (4) $58,090
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 4,070 3.38 1.89 (4) $83,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,880 1.69 0.95 (4) $74,850
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 3,410 3.54 1.98 (4) $62,920
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,310 1.84 1.03 (4) $58,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,230 1.93 1.08 (4) $56,620




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)
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 710 5.17 2.89 (4) $43,520
Las Cruces, NM 340 5.15 2.89 (4) $66,260
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 200 4.26 2.38 (4) $33,490
Rocky Mount, NC 230 4.22 2.37 (4) $42,000
Elmira, NY 160 4.20 2.36 (4) $60,870
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 940 3.88 2.17 (4) $68,510
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 290 3.84 2.15 (4) $60,000
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,890 3.78 2.12 (4) $55,910
Kingston, NY 220 3.72 2.09 (4) $69,990
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 150 3.59 2.01 (4) $43,880





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-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 4,070 3.38 1.89 (4) $83,190
Chico, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $78,680
Salinas, CA 130 0.84 0.47 (4) $78,080
Pittsfield, MA 60 1.85 1.03 (4) $76,210
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.86 0.48 (4) $75,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,880 1.69 0.95 (4) $74,850
Visalia-Porterville, CA 170 1.31 0.73 (4) $73,200
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 560 1.38 0.77 (4) $71,910
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,240 1.00 0.56 (4) $71,520
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 210 1.25 0.70 (4) $70,970

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 870 2.31 1.30 (4) $43,320
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 780 4.19 2.35 (4) $56,240
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 770 4.07 2.28 (4) $44,350
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 670 4.99 2.79 (4) $39,820
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 660 3.59 2.01 (4) $45,540

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)
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 5.18 2.90 (4) $37,760
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 670 4.99 2.79 (4) $39,820
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 630 4.87 2.73 (4) $41,850
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 190 4.62 2.59 (4) $59,750
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 530 4.30 2.41 (4) $57,660

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)
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 200 3.12 1.75 (4) $70,550
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 150 1.61 0.90 (4) $66,800
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 60 1.78 1.00 (4) $66,180
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 1.01 0.57 (4) $63,500
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 80 3.71 2.08 (4) $62,900


About May 2010 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 mean 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011