Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School

Teach middle 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).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

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)
100,510 2.0 % (4) $56,500 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,360 $43,340 $53,440 $66,680 $82,860
(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 99,520 1.17 (4) $56,540
Educational Support Services 390 0.29 (4) $51,940
Other Residential Care Facilities 120 0.08 (4) $49,780
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 120 0.02 (4) $55,580
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 (4) $62,350

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 99,520 1.17 (4) $56,540
Educational Support Services 390 0.29 (4) $51,940
Other Residential Care Facilities 120 0.08 (4) $49,780
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 120 0.02 (4) $55,580
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 (4) $62,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 120 0.01 (4) $62,350
Elementary and Secondary Schools 99,520 1.17 (4) $56,540
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 120 0.02 (4) $55,580
Educational Support Services 390 0.29 (4) $51,940
Other Residential Care Facilities 120 0.08 (4) $49,780


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 10,790 1.29 1.64 (4) $70,680
Texas 6,670 0.66 0.84 (4) $50,530
Georgia 5,620 1.50 1.90 (4) $50,740
Ohio 5,540 1.13 1.42 (4) $50,960
California 5,250 0.38 0.47 (4) $65,110




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)
Alaska 520 1.70 2.15 (4) $67,370
Georgia 5,620 1.50 1.90 (4) $50,740
Massachusetts 4,220 1.35 1.71 (4) $60,760
New Jersey 5,020 1.33 1.68 (4) $61,380
Maryland 3,250 1.32 1.67 (4) $65,890




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 10,790 1.29 1.64 (4) $70,680
Alaska 520 1.70 2.15 (4) $67,370
Connecticut 1,310 0.82 1.04 (4) $67,250
Rhode Island 350 0.78 0.99 (4) $66,140
Maryland 3,250 1.32 1.67 (4) $65,890

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 7,190 1.44 1.83 (4) $72,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,820 1.74 2.20 (4) $51,080
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,930 0.83 1.05 (4) $62,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,050 1.14 1.44 (4) $68,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,840 1.11 1.41 (4) $63,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,600 0.95 1.20 (4) $57,640
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 1,570 2.85 3.60 (4) $70,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,550 0.41 0.52 (4) $60,330
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 1,500 1.56 1.97 (4) $59,770
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,400 0.56 0.71 (4) $51,920




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 200 4.84 6.12 (4) $48,900
Springfield, OH 150 3.20 4.05 (4) $44,390
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 1,570 2.85 3.60 (4) $70,850
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 130 2.67 3.37 (4) $62,470
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 290 2.66 3.36 (4) $37,600
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 130 2.28 2.88 (4) $76,940
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 340 2.18 2.76 (4) $50,250
Ocean City, NJ 80 2.06 2.61 (4) $61,310
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 480 1.99 2.52 (4) $71,230
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 80 1.90 2.40 (4) $54,630




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,390 1.16 1.47 (4) $83,340
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.27 0.34 (4) $80,540
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 130 2.28 2.88 (4) $76,940
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 270 0.66 0.84 (4) $75,680
Waterbury, CT 30 0.54 0.69 (4) $75,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.59 0.75 (4) $75,380
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 430 0.35 0.44 (4) $74,210
Danville, IL (8) (8) (8) (4) $74,100
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 80 1.42 1.79 (4) $74,070
El Centro, CA 90 1.87 2.36 (4) $73,810

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 420 1.46 1.84 (4) $43,120
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 370 1.96 2.48 (4) $50,740
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 350 1.35 1.70 (4) $47,790
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 350 2.18 2.75 (4) $47,350
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 310 0.82 1.04 (4) $42,640

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 30 2.29 2.90 (4) $64,450
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 350 2.18 2.75 (4) $47,350
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 370 1.96 2.48 (4) $50,740
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 210 1.94 2.46 (4) $46,140
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 1.72 2.17 (4) $51,750

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.85 1.07 (4) $70,840
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 1.42 1.79 (4) $66,140
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $65,150
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 30 2.29 2.90 (4) $64,450
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 40 1.54 1.95 (4) $62,700


About May 2010 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 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) 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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