Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-2051 Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Teach preschool 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)
21,770 3.7 % (4) $57,770 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,010 $41,880 $52,480 $67,120 $92,880
(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 12,740 0.15 (4) $57,720
Child Day Care Services 3,440 0.43 (4) $69,790
Individual and Family Services 2,680 0.20 (4) $48,540
Local Government (OES Designation) 600 0.01 (4) $50,420
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 290 0.09 (4) $39,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 3,440 0.43 (4) $69,790
Individual and Family Services 2,680 0.20 (4) $48,540
Educational Support Services 240 0.16 (4) $53,870
Other Residential Care Facilities 230 0.15 (4) $40,660
Elementary and Secondary Schools 12,740 0.15 (4) $57,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 3,440 0.43 (4) $69,790
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) (4) $65,860
Employment Services 70 (7) (4) $63,240
Offices of Other Health Practitioners (8) (8) (4) $60,670
Elementary and Secondary Schools 12,740 0.15 (4) $57,720


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 5,510 0.65 3.86 (4) $70,880
California 1,810 0.13 0.76 (4) $57,990
Louisiana 1,640 0.88 5.25 (4) $47,770
Florida 1,400 0.19 1.15 (4) $51,170
New Jersey 970 0.26 1.53 (4) $65,710




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)
Louisiana 1,640 0.88 5.25 (4) $47,770
Alaska 210 0.67 3.99 (4) $62,100
New York 5,510 0.65 3.86 (4) $70,880
Hawaii 290 0.49 2.91 (8) (8)
Wyoming 100 0.36 2.17 (4) $51,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 530 0.15 0.88 (4) $73,900
New York 5,510 0.65 3.86 (4) $70,880
Connecticut 140 0.09 0.54 (4) $69,680
New Jersey 970 0.26 1.53 (4) $65,710
Minnesota 650 0.25 1.48 (4) $65,690





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 3,070 0.60 3.56 (4) $81,180
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.84 5.00 (4) $68,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.15 0.91 (4) $51,330
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 440 0.46 2.74 (4) $71,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 420 0.24 1.43 (4) $69,510
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 410 0.33 1.99 (4) $53,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 340 0.16 0.98 (4) $52,980
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 340 0.41 2.46 (4) $53,750
Syracuse, NY 310 1.03 6.15 (4) $48,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.13 0.78 (4) $89,310




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)
Syracuse, NY 310 1.03 6.15 (4) $48,120
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.84 5.00 (4) $68,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.60 3.56 (4) $81,180
Rochester, NY 290 0.59 3.53 (4) $53,070
Honolulu, HI 240 0.56 3.36 (4) $54,510
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 230 0.54 3.26 (4) $47,150
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 280 0.52 3.12 (4) $40,480
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 240 0.49 2.96 (4) $58,750
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 110 0.46 2.73 (4) $74,840
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 440 0.46 2.74 (4) $71,920




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.13 0.78 (4) $89,310
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.60 3.56 (4) $81,180
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 60 0.14 0.81 (4) $79,260
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 110 0.46 2.73 (4) $74,840
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 120 0.10 0.59 (4) $74,410
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $72,190
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 440 0.46 2.74 (4) $71,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 420 0.24 1.43 (4) $69,510
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.84 5.00 (4) $68,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 280 0.08 0.45 (4) $67,170

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 410 3.03 18.15 (4) $48,110
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 160 2.18 13.04 (4) $62,860
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 150 1.89 11.31 (4) $43,960
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 150 1.44 8.63 (4) $34,480
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 120 1.48 8.85 (4) $46,090

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 410 3.03 18.15 (4) $48,110
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 160 2.18 13.04 (4) $62,860
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 150 1.89 11.31 (4) $43,960
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 120 1.48 8.85 (4) $46,090
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 150 1.44 8.63 (4) $34,480

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $63,590
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $63,250
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 160 2.18 13.04 (4) $62,860
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.42 2.50 (4) $57,900
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.55 (4) $55,490


About May 2012 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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