Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Mobile

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

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 Mobile, 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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#24. Substitute teachers, short-term

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $20,950
- #400 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,410
- Employment: 374,620
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Prescott, AZ ($64,310)
--- Appleton, WI ($63,310)
--- Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL ($58,770)
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#23. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $23,620
- #444 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

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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#22. Preschool teachers, except special education

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $34,360
- #220 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#21. Library technicians

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $36,020
- #169 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $39,070
- Employment: 73,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Olympia-Tumwater, WA ($61,740)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($59,950)
--- Napa, CA ($57,890)
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#20. Self-enrichment teachers

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $39,020
- #262 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $49,230
- Employment: 216,910
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($70,350)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($66,650)
--- Utica-Rome, NY ($63,470)

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#18 (tie). Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $51,660
- #269 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#18 (tie). Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $51,660
- #343 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,090
- Employment: 187,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($102,210)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($92,730)
--- Chico, CA ($88,430)
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#17. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $51,910
- #385 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,420

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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#16. Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $53,610
- #343 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 870

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

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $53,980
- #380 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#14. Special education teachers, secondary school

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $54,610
- #295 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,100
- Employment: 145,690
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($110,320)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($106,590)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($103,540)
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#13. Special education teachers, middle school

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $55,680
- #199 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,860
- Employment: 79,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($117,940)
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($94,630)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($94,140)
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#12. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $57,990
- #175 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,680
- Employment: 58,480
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($162,660)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($145,980)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($132,320)
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#11. Librarians and media collections specialists

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $58,810
- #189 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#10. History teachers, postsecondary

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $60,410
- #90 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,460
- Employment: 18,590
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($148,420)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($129,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,560)

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#9. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $62,520
- #146 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,980
- Employment: 44,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($157,340)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($149,220)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($138,090)
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#8. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $75,550
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,390
- Employment: 36,060
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($141,130)
--- Iowa City, IA ($131,770)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($117,020)
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#7. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $76,860
- #108 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,710
- Employment: 47,690
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($181,560)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($166,470)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($152,140)
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#6. Chemistry teachers, postsecondary

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $79,680
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $94,060
- Employment: 20,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($140,550)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($136,870)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($135,160)
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#5. Instructional coordinators

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $80,240
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,560
- Employment: 184,740
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salem, OR ($93,890)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($93,760)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($91,430)

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#4. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $87,570
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,040
- Employment: 68,060
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($146,700)
--- Charlottesville, VA ($109,450)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($109,310)
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#3. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $88,940
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,610
- Employment: 37,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($152,280)
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($145,360)
--- Tuscaloosa, AL ($144,170)
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#2. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $91,810
- #119 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $133,310
- Employment: 191,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($226,440)
--- Jackson, MS ($202,690)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($183,250)
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#1. Business teachers, postsecondary

Mobile, AL
- Annual mean salary: $101,430
- #88 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,720
- Employment: 79,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($175,640)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($175,080)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($154,600)

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