Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School

Teach middle 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)
100,590 1.7 % (4) $58,420 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,370 $44,350 $55,000 $69,520 $87,230
  (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 99,640 1.19 (4) $58,460
Educational Support Services 430 0.31 (4) $51,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 120 0.00 (4) $52,630
State Government (OES Designation) 110 0.00 (4) $65,130
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 100 0.02 (4) $58,300

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 99,640 1.19 (4) $58,460
Educational Support Services 430 0.31 (4) $51,520
Other Residential Care Facilities 60 0.04 (4) $47,520
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 100 0.02 (4) $58,300
Individual and Family Services 70 0.01 (4) $59,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 110 (7) (4) $65,130
Individual and Family Services 70 0.01 (4) $59,020
Elementary and Secondary Schools 99,640 1.19 (4) $58,460
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 100 0.02 (4) $58,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 120 (7) (4) $52,630


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 10,860 1.29 1.64 (4) $73,320
Texas 6,130 0.59 0.76 (4) $51,800
Maryland 5,970 2.41 3.07 (4) $74,490
Ohio 5,740 1.15 1.47 (4) $52,080
Illinois 5,370 0.96 1.23 (4) $63,110




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)
Maryland 5,970 2.41 3.07 (4) $74,490
Alaska 470 1.50 1.92 (4) $68,570
West Virginia 1,030 1.48 1.88 (4) $40,050
New Mexico 1,070 1.37 1.75 (4) $51,340
Georgia 5,180 1.37 1.75 (4) $51,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 5,970 2.41 3.07 (4) $74,490
New York 10,860 1.29 1.64 (4) $73,320
Rhode Island 380 0.85 1.08 (4) $72,670
Alaska 470 1.50 1.92 (4) $68,570
Connecticut 1,290 0.80 1.02 (4) $68,050





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 6,680 1.32 1.68 (4) $74,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,160 0.88 1.13 (4) $67,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,160 1.42 1.81 (4) $52,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,960 1.28 1.63 (4) $82,600
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,070 1.66 2.12 (4) $63,130
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,860 1.11 1.42 (4) $64,500
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,860 1.02 1.31 (4) $71,300
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.27 1.62 (4) $89,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,490 0.87 1.11 (4) $64,960
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,420 0.56 0.71 (4) $52,830




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)
Springfield, OH 190 3.98 5.08 (4) $46,620
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 160 3.83 4.89 (4) $51,520
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 120 2.59 3.31 (4) $65,710
Kingston, NY 140 2.53 3.23 (4) $77,210
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,360 2.44 3.12 (4) $69,790
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 250 2.35 3.00 (4) $38,730
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 350 2.25 2.87 (4) $51,530
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 210 2.17 2.77 (4) $44,880
Las Cruces, NM 140 2.09 2.67 (4) $73,990
Valdosta, GA 100 2.07 2.64 (4) $49,530