Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School


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.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Elementary And Secondary Schools
  2. Computer And Data Processing Services
  3. Individual And Family Services

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 5,060 33,930.00 23,050.00 39,370.00 29,890 24,420 32,630
Columbia MSA 50 32,410.00 24,580.00 36,330.00 32,340 23,450 36,790
St Louis MSA 2,270 36,790.00 23,360.00 43,510.00 36,940 27,763 41,529
Central Region* 590 32,491.00 24,106.00 36,683.00 27,461 17,478 32,453
Northwest Region* 250 35,714.00 26,776.00 40,183.00 32,212 23,701 36,467
South Central Region* 170 30,359.00 23,597.00 33,740.00 31,918 24,177 35,788
Southwest Region* 290 29,486.00 24,019.00 32,220.00 40,151 29,444 45,505
St. Louis City* 320 34,554.00 22,908.00 40,377.00 36,994 20,188 45,397
West Central Region* 370 27,655.00 19,907.00 31,529.00 35,247 26,149 39,796

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 4,970 6,820 1,850 37.22 248 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 1,480 2,070 590 39.86 79 Great
St Louis MSA 2,370 3,170 800 33.76 109 Outstanding
Central Region* 520 710 190 36.54 26 Outstanding
Northeast Region* 210 280 70 33.33 10 Great
Northwest Region* 270 350 80 29.63 3 Outstanding
Ozark Region* 330 480 150 45.45 19 Outstanding
South Central Region* 200 270 70 35.00 10 Outstanding
Southeast Region* 210 280 70 33.33 10 Good
Southwest Region* 230 310 80 34.78 11 Outstanding
West Central Region* 270 360 90 33.33 13 Outstanding

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Bachelor's degree