Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
198,350 1.2 % (4) $56,690 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,920 $43,380 $53,910 $67,710 $84,020
  (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 191,450 2.31 (4) $56,850
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,930 0.26 (4) $67,590
Individual and Family Services 1,930 0.14 (4) $47,980
Child Day Care Services 890 0.11 (4) $26,180
Educational Support Services 450 0.30 (4) $50,150

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 191,450 2.31 (4) $56,850
Educational Support Services 450 0.30 (4) $50,150
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,930 0.26 (4) $67,590
Individual and Family Services 1,930 0.14 (4) $47,980
Child Day Care Services 890 0.11 (4) $26,180

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 1,930 0.26 (4) $67,590
State Government (OES Designation) 420 0.02 (4) $61,350
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) (4) $58,470
Elementary and Secondary Schools 191,450 2.31 (4) $56,850
Outpatient Care Centers 190 0.03 (4) $53,170


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 20,730 2.40 1.60 (4) $70,010
California 14,140 0.96 0.64 (4) $67,650
Texas 12,160 1.11 0.74 (4) $51,340
New Jersey 11,510 3.01 2.01 (4) $64,990
Pennsylvania 9,780 1.74 1.16 (4) $61,070




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 3,050 4.31 2.88 (4) $41,260
Delaware 1,410 3.43 2.29 (4) $62,720
New Jersey 11,510 3.01 2.01 (4) $64,990
New York 20,730 2.40 1.60 (4) $70,010
Maine 1,390 2.39 1.60 (4) $48,120




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 710 1.56 1.05 (4) $72,380
Connecticut 2,710 1.65 1.11 (4) $71,810
New York 20,730 2.40 1.60 (4) $70,010
California 14,140 0.96 0.64 (4) $67,650
Alaska 660 2.04 1.36 (4) $65,030





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 12,740 2.43 1.62 (4) $68,580
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,800 1.03 0.69 (4) $61,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,560 1.54 1.03 (4) $53,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,420 1.91 1.27 (4) $61,800
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,350 1.82 1.22 (4) $65,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,250 1.51 1.01 (4) $52,130
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,230 2.61 1.75 (4) $89,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,020 1.28 0.85 (4) $67,890
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 2,990 3.12 2.09 (4) $65,680
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,970 1.70 1.14 (4) $65,980