Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Florence

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August 29, 2022
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Florence

Whether you picture hard-working teachers buying school supplies for their students or genius professors shaping future leaders, it's fair to say education encompasses a wide variety of jobs. So much so that there's room to specialize and pursue your passion.

Historically, teachers' pay is a rather contentious topic. The average teacher salary is about $2,000 less than a decade ago after adjusting for inflation. Despite this, many of these jobs are rewarding in more ways than one. In other words, education can be very lucrative—particularly within specialty fields.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest and lowest paying education jobs in Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage. Keep reading to discover the highest and lowest paying education jobs in your city.

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#7. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $22,990
- #459 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $31,760
- Employment: 1,187,270
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($46,390)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($45,080)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($42,820)
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#6. Preschool teachers, except special education

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $23,470
- #503 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,460
- Employment: 391,670
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($49,990)
--- Ocean City, NJ ($49,720)
--- Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ ($49,560)
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#5. Librarians and media collections specialists

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $49,830
- #377 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,180
- Employment: 127,790
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($94,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,990)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($89,220)
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#4. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $53,630
- #336 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,080
- Employment: 1,329,280
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($92,860)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($91,430)
--- Salinas, CA ($91,280)
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#3. Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $54,130
- #329 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,880
- Employment: 592,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bakersfield, CA ($109,060)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($107,280)
--- Yuba City, CA ($94,480)

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#2. Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $55,240
- #351 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 760

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,530
- Employment: 1,020,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($104,010)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($101,980)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($97,490)
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#1. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL
- Annual mean salary: $56,060
- #197 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,130
- Employment: 105,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($116,850)
--- Champaign-Urbana, IL ($97,110)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($95,200)

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