Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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.

National estimates for this occupation
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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)
205,830 1.9 % (4) $47,360 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $30,410 $36,160 $44,330 $56,310 $69,820
(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
Elementary and secondary schools 196,450 (4) $47,580
Individual and family services 2,280 (4) $44,320
Child day care services 2,240 (4) $39,800
Local government (OES designation) 880 (4) $44,080
Educational support services 660 (4) $45,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other schools and instruction 540 (4) $53,840
Management of companies and enterprises 140 (4) $51,030
Elementary and secondary schools 196,450 (4) $47,580
State government (OES designation) 240 (4) $47,520
Educational support services 660 (4) $45,800

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
West Virginia 3,460 (4) $38,240 0.499%
Maine 1,580 (4) $39,730 0.264%
Wyoming 640 (4) $36,440 0.259%
Louisiana 4,600 (4) $37,420 0.247%
New Jersey 9,290 (4) $54,200 0.238%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 17,610 (4) $60,870 0.212%
California 16,550 (4) $57,580 0.113%
Michigan 7,610 (4) $56,850 0.176%
Connecticut 3,290 (4) $55,980 0.201%
New Jersey 9,290 (4) $54,200 0.238%

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
Kankakee, IL PMSA 220 (4) $49,690 0.493%
Houma, LA MSA 370 (4) $35,130 0.447%
Fayetteville, NC MSA 460 (4) $36,550 0.414%
Flint, MI PMSA 630 (4) $56,550 0.406%
Lawrence, MA-NH PMSA 550 (4) $48,580 0.354%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Ventura, CA PMSA 190 (4) $79,530 0.064%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 2,930 (4) $64,150 0.240%
Detroit, MI PMSA 3,910 (4) $61,230 0.196%
Stockton-Lodi, CA MSA 260 (4) $60,790 0.123%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) 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 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.

All Education, Training, and Library Occupations

November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: January 6, 2009

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