Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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

* This occupation has the same title, but not necessarily the same content, as the 2010 SOC occupation

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)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
226,920 1.1 % (4) $55,220 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,690 $42,200 $52,250 $65,730 $81,650
(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 212,640 2.49 (4) $55,650
Child Day Care Services 4,020 0.51 (4) $44,330
Individual and Family Services 3,460 0.29 (4) $46,660
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,560 0.24 (4) $59,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,260 0.02 (4) $51,500

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 212,640 2.49 (4) $55,650
Educational Support Services 1,030 0.78 (4) $51,100
Child Day Care Services 4,020 0.51 (4) $44,330
Individual and Family Services 3,460 0.29 (4) $46,660
Other Residential Care Facilities 420 0.26 (4) $50,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) (4) $63,450
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,560 0.24 (4) $59,060
Other Schools and Instruction 170 0.05 (4) $56,090
State Government (OES Designation) 380 0.02 (4) $55,840
Elementary and Secondary Schools 212,640 2.49 (4) $55,650


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 24,680 2.96 1.66 (4) $66,850
California 17,410 1.24 0.70 (4) $64,320
Texas 14,030 1.39 0.78 (4) $50,390
New Jersey 11,660 3.09 1.73 (4) $63,390
Florida 10,460 1.47 0.83 (4) $52,940




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)
Delaware 1,760 4.42 2.47 (4) $48,090
West Virginia 2,250 3.27 1.83 (4) $41,100
Maine 1,800 3.11 1.74 (4) $44,420
New Jersey 11,660 3.09 1.73 (4) $63,390
New York 24,680 2.96 1.66 (4) $66,850