Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
200,820 1.3 % (4) $57,140 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,190 $43,830 $54,570 $68,460 $83,960
  (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 193,650 2.33 (4) $57,450
Individual and Family Services 1,620 0.11 (4) $45,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,410 0.18 (4) $58,090
Educational Support Services 440 0.30 (4) $51,570
State Government (OES Designation) 420 0.02 (4) $65,780

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 193,650 2.33 (4) $57,450
Educational Support Services 440 0.30 (4) $51,570
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,410 0.18 (4) $58,090
Other Residential Care Facilities 200 0.13 (4) $46,400
Individual and Family Services 1,620 0.11 (4) $45,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 420 0.02 (4) $65,780
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) (4) $62,970
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,410 0.18 (4) $58,090
Elementary and Secondary Schools 193,650 2.33 (4) $57,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 290 0.01 (4) $53,340


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 21,540 2.44 1.64 (4) $69,610
California 15,420 1.02 0.69 (4) $66,830
Texas 12,350 1.10 0.74 (4) $51,480
New Jersey 11,770 3.04 2.05 (4) $66,420
Pennsylvania 10,640 1.88 1.27 (4) $60,930



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 3,120 4.41 2.96 (4) $41,160
New Jersey 11,770 3.04 2.05 (4) $66,420
Delaware 1,210 2.85 1.92 (4) $63,020
Vermont 760 2.52 1.69 (4) $54,150
New York 21,540 2.44 1.64 (4) $69,610



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 2,890 1.75 1.18 (4) $70,720
New York 21,540 2.44 1.64 (4) $69,610
Rhode Island 600 1.30 0.88 (4) $67,900
Alaska 580 1.77 1.19 (4) $67,520
California 15,420 1.02 0.69 (4) $66,830




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 14,150 2.62 1.77 (4) $68,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,110 1.72 1.16 (4) $53,990
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,680 1.98 1.33 (4) $66,860
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,680 0.98 0.66 (4) $62,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,540 0.87 0.59 (4) $67,810
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,370 1.51 1.01 (4) $52,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,370 1.42 0.95 (4) $67,860
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 3,110 3.24 2.18 (4) $66,480
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,050 1.70 1.14 (4) $68,140
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,970 2.35 1.58 (4) $86,370