Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
24,080 5.2 % (4) $57,860 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,140 $41,790 $54,000 $70,640 $90,230
(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 15,380 0.19 (4) $58,800
Child Day Care Services 3,350 0.41 (4) $53,400
Individual and Family Services 2,760 0.19 (4) $58,720
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 630 0.08 (4) $71,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 530 0.01 (4) $50,390

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 3,350 0.41 (4) $53,400
Educational Support Services 340 0.23 (4) $55,150
Individual and Family Services 2,760 0.19 (4) $58,720
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,380 0.19 (4) $58,800
Other Residential Care Facilities 200 0.13 (4) $59,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 630 0.08 (4) $71,020
Junior Colleges 90 0.01 (4) $64,400
Other Residential Care Facilities 200 0.13 (4) $59,470
Elementary and Secondary Schools 15,380 0.19 (4) $58,800
Individual and Family Services 2,760 0.19 (4) $58,720


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 5,050 0.57 3.22 (4) $62,280
California 2,040 0.13 0.76 (4) $65,930
Florida 1,690 0.22 1.23 (4) $48,640
Illinois 1,300 0.23 1.27 (4) $78,450
Texas 1,110 0.10 0.56 (4) $53,150




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 190 0.59 3.33 (4) $64,750
New York 5,050 0.57 3.22 (4) $62,280
Louisiana 860 0.45 2.51 (4) $49,140
Nevada 450 0.38 2.12 (4) $51,380
Hawaii 240 0.38 2.16 (4) $55,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,300 0.23 1.27 (4) $78,450
Connecticut 270 0.16 0.92 (4) $71,110
Rhode Island 50 0.12 0.66 (4) $69,190
Oregon (8) (8) (8) (4) $68,810
New Jersey 500 0.13 0.72 (4) $66,210





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 2,670 0.50 2.78 (4) $62,670
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.32 1.81 (4) $80,260
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 930 0.74 4.15 (4) $69,630
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 490 0.27 1.50 (4) $59,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 430 0.18 1.02 (4) $48,270
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 370 0.43 2.40 (4) $52,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 370 0.16 0.92 (4) $55,440
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 360 0.27 1.53 (4) $56,550
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 330 0.33 1.84 (4) $60,820
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 320 0.27 1.50 (4) $44,220




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)
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 190 1.15 6.44 (4) $50,940
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 160 1.02 5.70 (4) $49,550
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 210 0.84 4.69 (4) $83,980
Jonesboro, AR 40 0.76 4.26 (4) $35,610
Lake Charles, LA 70 0.75 4.21 (4) $42,170
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 930 0.74 4.15 (4) $69,630
Syracuse, NY 200 0.66 3.68 (4) $55,870
Springfield, MA-CT 190 0.65 3.66 (4) $57,300
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 260 0.61 3.44 (4) $54,360
Tallahassee, FL 90 0.59 3.30 (4) $44,920




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 60 0.14 0.80 (4) $98,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 180 0.08 0.43 (4) $85,150
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 100 0.08 0.43 (4) $84,580
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 210 0.84 4.69 (4) $83,980
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.32 1.81 (4) $80,260
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) (4) $75,910
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.40 2.23 (4) $71,370
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 90 0.10 0.55 (4) $71,180
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) (4) $71,080
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 0.72 (4) $71,060

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.94 10.88 (4) $66,020
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 3.39 (4) $37,210
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 2.53 (4) $49,180
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 2.58 (4) $40,370
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 1.63 (4) $56,080

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.94 10.88 (4) $66,020
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 50 0.68 3.81 (4) $46,900
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 3.75 (4) $44,080
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.60 3.39 (4) $37,210
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 3.11 (4) $27,330

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.94 10.88 (4) $66,020
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 1.63 (4) $56,080
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.50 (4) $54,830
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 1.00 (4) $52,300
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.23 (4) $52,170


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015