Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School

Teach elementary and preschool school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Include 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.

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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)
Wage RSE (3)
211,530 1.5 % (4) $45,510 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $28,680 $34,160 $42,690 $54,340 $67,810
(4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Elementary and secondary schools 204,140 (4) $45,850 1 1
Individual and family services 1,580 (4) $31,760 2 15
Local government (OES designation) 1,360 (4) $43,350 3 2
Child day care services 1,210 (4) $34,740 4 10
Residential mental health facilities 530 (4) $32,660 5 14

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Elementary and secondary schools 204,140 (4) $45,850 1 1
Local government (OES designation) 1,360 (4) $43,350 3 2
Other schools and instruction 440 (4) $42,810 6 3
Other hospitals 50 (4) $40,710 15 4
Offices of other health practitioners 190 (4) $39,100 10 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 23,660 (4) $63,310 0.285% 120
Rhode Island 1,290 (4) $45,340 0.273% 158
North Dakota 820 (4) $33,340 0.262% 204
New Jersey 10,120 (4) $48,340 0.262% 238
Virginia 8,090 (4) $44,970 0.239% 195

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 23,660 (4) $63,310 0.285% 120
District of Columbia 160 (4) $57,000 0.027% 122
Connecticut 3,370 (4) $53,310 0.205% 155
Delaware 950 (4) $52,720 0.237% 109
California 17,960 (4) $52,170 0.124% 215

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Kenosha, WI PMSA 210 (4) $40,020 0.408%
Tuscaloosa, AL MSA 300 (4) $37,390 0.390%
Monmouth-Ocean, NJ PMSA 1,440 (4) $43,950 0.371%
Mansfield, OH MSA 270 (4) $41,530 0.354%
Waterbury, CT PMSA 290 (4) $57,480 0.340%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Ventura, CA PMSA 330 (4) $77,640 0.114%
Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, CA MSA 230 (4) $66,470 0.191%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 2,840 (4) $60,480 0.239%
Orange County, CA PMSA 1,020 (4) $60,290 0.072%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 260 (4) $59,310 0.130%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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 mean 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) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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