Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
91,050 1.7 % (4) $60,300 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,320 $45,920 $57,280 $72,310 $89,820
  (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 90,220 1.08 (4) $60,360
Educational Support Services 370 0.23 (4) $51,410
Local Government (OES Designation) 140 0.00 (4) $64,810
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 120 0.02 (4) $45,240
Other Residential Care Facilities 50 0.03 (4) $59,360

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 90,220 1.08 (4) $60,360
Educational Support Services 370 0.23 (4) $51,410
Other Residential Care Facilities 50 0.03 (4) $59,360
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 120 0.02 (4) $45,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 140 0.00 (4) $64,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 140 (7) (4) $64,810
Elementary and Secondary Schools 90,220 1.08 (4) $60,360
Other Residential Care Facilities 50 0.03 (4) $59,360
Educational Support Services 370 0.23 (4) $51,410
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 120 0.02 (4) $45,240


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 9,990 1.11 1.68 (4) $78,280
California 6,420 0.41 0.63 (4) $66,130
Texas 6,330 0.55 0.83 (4) $54,640
New Jersey 5,880 1.50 2.28 (4) $68,400
Ohio 5,670 1.07 1.63 (4) $57,990



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 5,880 1.50 2.28 (4) $68,400
West Virginia 1,010 1.42 2.15 (4) $41,760
Massachusetts 4,110 1.21 1.83 (4) $67,910
New York 9,990 1.11 1.68 (4) $78,280
Ohio 5,670 1.07 1.63 (4) $57,990



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 9,990 1.11 1.68 (4) $78,280
Connecticut 1,150 0.70 1.05 (4) $71,950
Alaska 240 0.74 1.11 (4) $71,460
Rhode Island 450 0.95 1.44 (4) $69,060
New Jersey 5,880 1.50 2.28 (4) $68,400




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,660 1.18 1.79 (4) $76,140
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,890 1.09 1.65 (4) $68,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,990 0.80 1.22 (4) $53,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,940 0.47 0.72 (4) $66,950
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,790 1.40 2.12 (4) $99,860
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,620 1.23 1.87 (4) $65,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.64 0.97 (4) $56,260
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,370 1.18 1.79 (4) $68,640
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,360 0.77 1.17 (4) $73,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.56 0.84 (4) $75,050