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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-2057 Special Education Teachers, Middle School

Teach academic, social, and life skills to middle school students with learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Includes teachers who specialize and work with students who are blind or have visual impairments; students who are deaf or have hearing impairments; and students with intellectual disabilities. Excludes "Substitute Teachers, Short-Term" (25-3031).


National estimates for Special Education Teachers, Middle School
Industry profile for Special Education Teachers, Middle School
Geographic profile for Special Education Teachers, Middle School

National estimates for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
80,110 2.3 % (4) $ 66,300 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 42,090 $ 50,360 $ 61,820 $ 79,190 $ 99,750
  (4)

Industry profile for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Special Education Teachers, Middle School are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Special Education Teachers, Middle School, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 79,390 0.96 (4) $ 66,300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 240 0.00 (4) $ 58,430
Educational Support Services 100 0.05 (4) $ 67,800
Other Residential Care Facilities 40 0.03 (4) $ 62,260
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 40 0.01 (4) $ 56,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 79,390 0.96 (4) $ 66,300
Educational Support Services 100 0.05 (4) $ 67,800
Other Residential Care Facilities 40 0.03 (4) $ 62,260
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 40 0.01 (4) $ 56,860
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 240 0.00 (4) $ 58,430

Top paying industries for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 100 0.05 (4) $ 67,800
Elementary and Secondary Schools 79,390 0.96 (4) $ 66,300
Other Residential Care Facilities 40 0.03 (4) $ 62,260
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 240 (7) (4) $ 58,430
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 40 0.01 (4) $ 56,860


Geographic profile for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Special Education Teachers, Middle School are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Special Education Teachers, Middle School, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 9,220 1.06 1.84 (4) $ 90,960
Texas 8,710 0.72 1.25 (4) $ 57,200
New Jersey 6,970 1.84 3.20 (4) $ 74,040
Ohio 3,610 0.70 1.22 (4) $ 61,670
Illinois 3,300 0.59 1.02 (4) $ 65,740




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 6,970 1.84 3.20 (4) $ 74,040
West Virginia 870 1.34 2.33 (4) $ 45,870
Wyoming 330 1.24 2.16 (4) $ 59,110
New York 9,220 1.06 1.84 (4) $ 90,960
Massachusetts 3,260 0.97 1.69 (4) $ 79,090




Top paying states for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 9,220 1.06 1.84 (4) $ 90,960
Connecticut 1,170 0.76 1.32 (4) $ 82,990
District of Columbia 270 0.39 0.68 (4) $ 81,380
Oregon 700 0.39 0.67 (4) $ 79,850
Alaska 210 0.71 1.23 (4) $ 79,340





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11,420 1.29 2.24 (4) $ 88,900
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,310 0.86 1.49 (4) $ 73,180
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,310 0.89 1.54 (4) $ 78,730
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,070 0.48 0.83 (4) $ 68,630
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,010 0.68 1.17 (4) $ 59,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,920 0.54 0.93 (4) $ 58,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,850 0.61 1.06 (4) $ 77,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,440 0.55 0.95 (4) $ 65,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,120 0.53 0.93 (4) $ 48,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,040 0.56 0.98 (4) $ 66,710




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 670 2.59 4.50 (4) $ 56,420
East Stroudsburg, PA 100 2.07 3.59 (4) $ 75,280
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 110 1.97 3.42 (4) $ 66,910
Savannah, GA 320 1.90 3.29 (4) $ 57,660
Ocean City, NJ 70 1.87 3.24 (4) $ 73,420
Worcester, MA-CT 400 1.52 2.64 (4) $ 87,430
Altoona, PA 80 1.50 2.61 (4) $ 61,430
Kingston, NY 80 1.45 2.52 (4) $ 89,740
New Bedford, MA 90 1.44 2.51 (8) (8)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 160 1.43 2.48 (4) $ 74,300




Top paying metropolitan areas for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kingston, NY 80 1.45 2.52 (4) $ 89,740
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11,420 1.29 2.24 (4) $ 88,900
Worcester, MA-CT 400 1.52 2.64 (4) $ 87,430
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 330 0.88 1.53 (4) $ 86,460
Danbury, CT 60 0.88 1.53 (4) $ 83,850
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 340 0.61 1.07 (4) $ 83,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 760 0.13 0.23 (4) $ 82,810
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 530 0.36 0.62 (4) $ 82,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 420 0.36 0.63 (4) $ 82,020
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 140 1.26 2.18 (4) $ 81,820

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 360 2.62 4.55 (4) $ 40,700
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 330 2.03 3.53 (4) $ 48,070
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 250 1.51 2.63 (4) $ 63,200
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 230 0.86 1.49 (4) $ 47,780
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 220 2.64 4.59 (4) $ 53,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 220 2.64 4.59 (4) $ 53,490
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 360 2.62 4.55 (4) $ 40,700
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 170 2.43 4.23 (4) $ 44,150
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 150 2.36 4.10 (4) $ 62,040
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 330 2.03 3.53 (4) $ 48,070

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Special Education Teachers, Middle School:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 30 1.07 1.86 (4) $ 83,340
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 81,300
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 140 0.96 1.66 (4) $ 74,900
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 1.30 (4) $ 71,980
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 130 0.87 1.51 (4) $ 69,440


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021