Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

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)
132,960 1.3 % (4) $59,080 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,760 $44,860 $55,990 $70,790 $88,290
  (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 129,770 1.55 (4) $59,240
Educational Support Services 600 0.43 (4) $53,190
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 520 0.09 (4) $51,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 490 0.01 (4) $58,330
State Government (OES Designation) 490 0.02 (4) $47,420

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 129,770 1.55 (4) $59,240
Educational Support Services 600 0.43 (4) $53,190
Other Residential Care Facilities 150 0.09 (4) $46,550
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 520 0.09 (4) $51,550
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 140 0.04 (4) $42,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 50 0.02 (4) $61,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools 129,770 1.55 (4) $59,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 490 0.01 (4) $58,330
Individual and Family Services 470 0.04 (4) $56,140
Educational Support Services 600 0.43 (4) $53,190


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 15,410 1.83 1.76 (4) $74,790
California 11,010 0.78 0.76 (4) $66,390
Illinois 8,850 1.59 1.53 (4) $61,650
Texas 7,700 0.75 0.72 (4) $53,060
Pennsylvania 7,540 1.36 1.31 (4) $61,560




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 15,410 1.83 1.76 (4) $74,790
West Virginia 1,240 1.78 1.71 (4) $43,790
Vermont 500 1.73 1.67 (4) $55,590
Illinois 8,850 1.59 1.53 (4) $61,650
New Mexico 1,210 1.56 1.51 (4) $51,160




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 15,410 1.83 1.76 (4) $74,790
Alaska 410 1.32 1.27 (4) $72,450
Connecticut 2,010 1.25 1.21 (4) $71,270
Rhode Island 540 1.20 1.16 (4) $70,730
New Jersey 5,460 1.45 1.40 (4) $68,490





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 8,440 1.67 1.61 (4) $78,160
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,360 1.22 1.17 (4) $69,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,340 1.14 1.10 (4) $63,970
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,060 1.68 1.62 (4) $66,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,690 1.21 1.16 (4) $53,640
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,280 1.88 1.82 (4) $88,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,820 1.06 1.03 (4) $63,720
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,790 1.43 1.38 (4) $63,230
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,770 1.06 1.02 (4) $67,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.76 0.74 (4) $74,940




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)
Rockford, IL 720 5.21 5.03 (4) $61,560
Ocean City, NJ 130 3.66 3.53 (4) $68,020
San Angelo, TX 140 3.22 3.11 (4) $58,660
Great Falls, MT 110 3.13 3.02 (4) $42,020
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 150 2.59 2.50 (4) $62,340
Rochester, NY 1,240 2.53 2.45 (4) $60,750
Utica-Rome, NY 310 2.52 2.43 (4) $59,120
Rocky Mount, NC 140 2.52 2.43 (4) $40,050
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 600 2.47 2.39 (4) $79,690
Glens Falls, NY 120 2.37 2.29 (4) $57,060