Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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).


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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)
133,080 1.3 % (4) $60,090 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,390 $45,450 $56,830 $72,010 $89,770
  (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 129,890 1.57 (4) $60,240
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 760 0.13 (4) $51,390
Educational Support Services 540 0.37 (4) $56,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 460 0.01 (4) $61,000
State Government (OES Designation) 460 0.02 (4) $53,460

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 129,890 1.57 (4) $60,240
Educational Support Services 540 0.37 (4) $56,060
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 760 0.13 (4) $51,390
Other Residential Care Facilities 150 0.10 (4) $48,400
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 150 0.06 (4) $57,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 460 0.01 (4) $61,000
Elementary and Secondary Schools 129,890 1.57 (4) $60,240
Individual and Family Services 280 0.02 (4) $58,630
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 150 0.06 (4) $57,330
Educational Support Services 540 0.37 (4) $56,060


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 16,520 1.93 1.89 (4) $76,350
California 10,420 0.73 0.71 (4) $67,310
Illinois 8,340 1.48 1.45 (4) $65,750
Pennsylvania 7,290 1.30 1.27 (4) $60,940
Texas 7,170 0.68 0.66 (4) $52,390




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)
Vermont 710 2.40 2.35 (4) $51,450
New York 16,520 1.93 1.89 (4) $76,350
New Mexico 1,270 1.64 1.60 (4) $51,070
New Jersey 5,910 1.56 1.53 (4) $69,590
Maryland 3,740 1.49 1.46 (4) $64,040




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 16,520 1.93 1.89 (4) $76,350
Rhode Island 560 1.24 1.21 (4) $69,620
New Jersey 5,910 1.56 1.53 (4) $69,590
Connecticut 1,980 1.22 1.20 (4) $69,370
Alaska 250 0.78 0.76 (4) $69,290





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 8,860 1.72 1.68 (4) $79,440
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,880 1.34 1.31 (4) $71,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,260 1.10 1.08 (4) $66,630
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,140 1.72 1.69 (4) $65,300
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,560 2.09 2.05 (4) $93,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,310 1.02 1.00 (4) $53,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,210 1.26 1.24 (4) $67,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.80 0.78 (4) $75,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,850 1.08 1.06 (4) $66,590
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,790 1.42 1.39 (4) $62,860