Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Teach elementary 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)
197,740 1.1 % (4) $56,700 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,700 $43,180 $53,820 $67,860 $84,440
  (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 191,320 2.31 (4) $56,870
Individual and Family Services 1,630 0.12 (4) $52,400
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,610 0.22 (4) $64,520
Educational Support Services 520 0.36 (4) $54,990
State Government (OES Designation) 450 0.02 (4) $60,310

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 191,320 2.31 (4) $56,870
Educational Support Services 520 0.36 (4) $54,990
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,610 0.22 (4) $64,520
Individual and Family Services 1,630 0.12 (4) $52,400
Other Residential Care Facilities 130 0.08 (4) $44,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,610 0.22 (4) $64,520
State Government (OES Designation) 450 0.02 (4) $60,310
Outpatient Care Centers 80 0.01 (4) $57,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools 191,320 2.31 (4) $56,870
Educational Support Services 520 0.36 (4) $54,990


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 18,860 2.21 1.45 (4) $71,330
California 13,340 0.93 0.61 (4) $67,120
New Jersey 11,380 3.00 1.98 (4) $65,560
Texas 10,870 1.03 0.68 (4) $51,230
Illinois 10,690 1.90 1.25 (4) $61,660




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)
West Virginia 3,030 4.27 2.81 (4) $40,480
Delaware 1,370 3.38 2.23 (4) $60,730
New Jersey 11,380 3.00 1.98 (4) $65,560
Maine 1,460 2.52 1.66 (4) $47,150
Vermont 720 2.45 1.61 (4) $52,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 700 1.54 1.01 (4) $71,750
New York 18,860 2.21 1.45 (4) $71,330
Connecticut 2,700 1.67 1.10 (4) $70,270
California 13,340 0.93 0.61 (4) $67,120
New Jersey 11,380 3.00 1.98 (4) $65,560





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 11,330 2.20 1.45 (4) $71,730
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,050 1.66 1.10 (4) $65,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,330 1.91 1.26 (4) $53,760
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 3,410 3.50 2.31 (4) $62,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,280 1.88 1.24 (4) $60,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,250 1.78 1.18 (4) $63,320
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,210 1.87 1.24 (4) $64,130
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,150 2.57 1.70 (4) $89,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,880 1.23 0.81 (4) $69,640
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,730 2.22 1.46 (4) $53,250