Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
133,490 1.3 % (4) $60,410 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,550 $45,790 $56,920 $72,370 $90,460
  (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 129,900 1.57 (4) $60,520
Educational Support Services 840 0.56 (4) $58,950
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 700 0.12 (4) $53,940
State Government (OES Designation) 560 0.03 (4) $55,090
Local Government (OES Designation) 480 0.01 (4) $60,480

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 129,900 1.57 (4) $60,520
Educational Support Services 840 0.56 (4) $58,950
Other Residential Care Facilities 190 0.12 (4) $50,380
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 700 0.12 (4) $53,940
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 160 0.07 (4) $55,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 129,900 1.57 (4) $60,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 480 0.01 (4) $60,480
Individual and Family Services (8) (8) (4) $60,170
Educational Support Services 840 0.56 (4) $58,950
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 160 0.07 (4) $55,930


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 18,670 2.16 2.15 (4) $75,470
California 9,180 0.62 0.62 (4) $67,480
Texas 8,380 0.77 0.76 (4) $52,410
Pennsylvania 7,620 1.36 1.35 (4) $63,510
Illinois 7,440 1.30 1.29 (4) $66,090




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 730 2.46 2.44 (4) $53,680
New York 18,670 2.16 2.15 (4) $75,470
New Jersey 6,440 1.68 1.67 (4) $70,260
New Mexico 1,120 1.43 1.42 (4) $50,060
Pennsylvania 7,620 1.36 1.35 (4) $63,510




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 18,670 2.16 2.15 (4) $75,470
Rhode Island 490 1.08 1.07 (4) $73,870
Alaska 300 0.92 0.91 (4) $72,460
Connecticut 2,110 1.29 1.28 (4) $71,590
New Jersey 6,440 1.68 1.67 (4) $70,260





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 10,720 2.05 2.03 (4) $75,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,910 1.06 1.05 (4) $71,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,630 0.91 0.91 (4) $66,050
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,580 1.94 1.93 (4) $68,320
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,900 2.35 2.33 (4) $96,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,450 1.37 1.36 (4) $68,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.73 0.73 (4) $76,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,720 0.75 0.74 (4) $54,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,680 0.61 0.60 (4) $52,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,650 0.94 0.94 (4) $69,040