Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
24,420 5.0 % (4) $55,990 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,120 $41,220 $52,070 $66,840 $86,240
(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 14,950 0.18 (4) $57,260
Child Day Care Services 4,310 0.53 (4) $57,550
Individual and Family Services 2,800 0.20 (4) $48,210
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 550 0.07 (4) $73,180
Local Government (OES Designation) 530 0.01 (4) $49,950

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 4,310 0.53 (4) $57,550
Educational Support Services 330 0.22 (4) $53,710
Individual and Family Services 2,800 0.20 (4) $48,210
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,950 0.18 (4) $57,260
Other Residential Care Facilities 220 0.14 (4) $37,180

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 550 0.07 (4) $73,180
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) (4) $68,530
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) (4) $59,290
Child Day Care Services 4,310 0.53 (4) $57,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools 14,950 0.18 (4) $57,260


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 5,210 0.60 3.28 (4) $61,380
California 2,190 0.15 0.81 (4) $63,260
Louisiana 1,770 0.94 5.09 (4) $48,570
Florida 1,540 0.21 1.12 (4) $48,570
Illinois 1,100 0.19 1.05 (4) $79,510




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 1,770 0.94 5.09 (4) $48,570
Alaska 200 0.61 3.30 (4) $63,710
New York 5,210 0.60 3.28 (4) $61,380
Hawaii 280 0.46 2.51 (4) $55,280
Colorado 840 0.37 1.98 (4) $51,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,100 0.19 1.05 (4) $79,510
Virginia 710 0.19 1.06 (4) $72,700
Connecticut 170 0.11 0.57 (4) $67,050
Rhode Island 60 0.12 0.67 (4) $65,360
New Jersey 770 0.20 1.09 (4) $64,180





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 2,700 0.51 2.80 (4) $65,920
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.28 1.53 (4) $80,960
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.82 4.45 (4) $61,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 430 0.24 1.31 (4) $55,620
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 420 0.33 1.79 (4) $54,640
Baltimore-Towson, MD 410 0.32 1.75 (4) $61,170
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 370 0.37 2.01 (4) $59,110
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 340 0.41 2.21 (4) $54,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 340 0.14 0.77 (4) $88,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 320 0.15 0.82 (4) $54,210




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 220 1.25 6.80 (4) $50,340
Lake Charles, LA 100 1.07 5.83 (4) $44,270
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 160 1.02 5.54 (4) $48,650
Syracuse, NY 250 0.84 4.54 (4) $47,040
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 200 0.84 4.54 (4) $82,480
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.82 4.45 (4) $61,840
Reading, PA 110 0.65 3.52 (4) $53,750
Springfield, MA-CT 190 0.64 3.47 (4) $54,950
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 270 0.64 3.48 (4) $44,520
Lafayette, IN 50 0.61 3.30 (4) $41,160




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 340 0.14 0.77 (4) $88,620
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 90 0.07 0.37 (4) $82,830
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 200 0.84 4.54 (4) $82,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.28 1.53 (4) $80,960
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.10 0.55 (4) $70,850
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 0.94 (4) $70,000
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 90 0.11 0.57 (4) $68,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $68,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,700 0.51 2.80 (4) $65,920
Kingston, NY 30 0.53 2.89 (4) $65,530

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 420 3.12 16.93 (4) $48,860
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 160 1.61 8.77 (4) $34,830
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 150 1.91 10.39 (4) $44,620
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.98 10.76 (4) $65,050
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 140 0.79 4.27 (4) $47,860

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 420 3.12 16.93 (4) $48,860
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.98 10.76 (4) $65,050
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 150 1.91 10.39 (4) $44,620
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 160 1.61 8.77 (4) $34,830
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 130 1.61 8.76 (4) $46,700

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 1.98 10.76 (4) $65,050
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 2.22 (4) $58,650
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.23 (4) $58,480
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 2.85 (4) $57,970
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.54 (4) $54,040


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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