Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School

Teach middle 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)
94,820 1.6 % (4) $59,590 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,260 $45,690 $56,760 $71,540 $88,420
  (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 93,920 1.13 (4) $59,640
Educational Support Services 450 0.30 (4) $48,050
Local Government (OES Designation) 170 0.00 (4) $66,830
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 90 0.01 (4) $43,850
Other Residential Care Facilities 40 0.03 (4) $48,750

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 93,920 1.13 (4) $59,640
Educational Support Services 450 0.30 (4) $48,050
Other Residential Care Facilities 40 0.03 (4) $48,750
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 40 0.01 (4) $75,100
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 90 0.01 (4) $43,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 40 0.01 (4) $75,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 170 (7) (4) $66,830
Elementary and Secondary Schools 93,920 1.13 (4) $59,640
Other Residential Care Facilities 40 0.03 (4) $48,750
Educational Support Services 450 0.30 (4) $48,050


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 11,600 1.32 1.88 (4) $74,830
Illinois 6,420 1.11 1.59 (4) $64,520
Ohio 5,900 1.13 1.62 (4) $58,440
California 5,820 0.38 0.55 (4) $64,960
New Jersey 5,810 1.50 2.14 (4) $68,310



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 Jersey 5,810 1.50 2.14 (4) $68,310
Maryland 3,590 1.41 2.00 (4) $66,310
New York 11,600 1.32 1.88 (4) $74,830
Massachusetts 3,970 1.20 1.70 (4) $66,400
Ohio 5,900 1.13 1.62 (4) $58,440



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 11,600 1.32 1.88 (4) $74,830
Connecticut 1,290 0.78 1.11 (4) $73,520
Rhode Island 390 0.83 1.19 (4) $71,160
New Jersey 5,810 1.50 2.14 (4) $68,310
Alaska 300 0.93 1.33 (4) $67,910




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 8,000 1.48 2.11 (4) $74,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,260 1.14 1.62 (4) $68,660
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,240 1.73 2.47 (4) $66,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,990 0.83 1.19 (4) $54,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.43 0.61 (4) $66,550
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,610 0.89 1.27 (4) $69,210
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,570 1.57 2.24 (4) $67,260
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,520 1.20 1.71 (4) $96,860
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,390 1.37 1.95 (4) $63,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.56 0.80 (4) $51,910



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)
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 170 4.29 6.11 (4) $39,630
Dalton, GA 160 2.55 3.63 (4) $52,230
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 380 2.35 3.34 (4) $53,050
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 130 2.27 3.24 (4) $61,740
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,130 2.23 3.17 (4) $65,690
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 100 2.15 3.06 (4) $69,660
Albany, GA 120 2.03 2.89 (4) $51,710
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 160 1.99 2.83 (4) $58,410
Lima, OH 100 1.93 2.75 (4) $53,090
Danville, IL 50 1.76 2.51 (4) $46,000