Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Montgomery

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March 6, 2021
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Montgomery

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 median annual salary across all teaching professions is $57,949—about $3,000 below the median annual salary of all working professionals with a bachelor’s degree or higher. 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 Montgomery, AL using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2019 annual mean wage. Keep reading to discover the highest- and lowest-paying education jobs in your city.

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#22. Substitute teachers, short-term

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $17,360
- #290 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,460
- Employment: 587,120
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salisbury, MD-DE ($58,740)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($53,870)
--- Salinas, CA ($49,790)
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#21. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $20,680
- #358 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,640
- Employment: 1,346,910
- Entry level education requirements: Some college, no degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($41,810)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($41,430)
--- New Bedford, MA ($41,360)
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#20. Preschool teachers, except special education

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $27,840
- #292 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,650
- Employment: 431,350
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ ($55,430)
--- Laredo, TX ($50,350)
--- Waterbury, CT ($49,840)
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#19. Library technicians

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $37,180
- #99 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,950
- Employment: 88,720
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($58,980)
--- Iowa City, IA ($54,140)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($52,650)
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#18. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $40,010
- #281 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,420
- Employment: 193,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Merced, CA ($93,990)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($92,040)
--- Fresno, CA ($89,480)
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#17. Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $48,790
- #265 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,550
- Employment: 622,330
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kingston, NY ($91,610)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($91,350)
--- El Centro, CA ($89,610)
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#16. Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $49,560
- #309 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,240

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,930
- Employment: 1,035,850
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bakersfield, CA ($97,680)
--- Fresno, CA ($93,410)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,350)
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#15. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $50,080
- #288 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,440

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,930
- Employment: 1,430,480
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kingston, NY ($92,090)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($90,270)
--- Merced, CA ($89,910)
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#14. Self-enrichment teachers

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $52,880
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,120
- Employment: 252,780
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($65,570)
--- Warner Robins, GA ($65,340)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($64,710)
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#13. Librarians and media collections specialists

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $56,150
- #192 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,920
- Employment: 135,690
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA ($89,880)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,390)
--- Merced, CA ($87,800)
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#12. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $56,580
- #106 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,180
- Employment: 67,930
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($138,190)
--- Fresno, CA ($128,540)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($121,070)
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#11. Archivists

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $57,830
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,500
- Employment: 6,560
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($81,730)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($80,200)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($73,490)
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#10. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $59,370
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,420
- Employment: 112,210
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($92,930)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($90,500)
--- San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA ($89,100)
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#9. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $59,770
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,530
- Employment: 37,480
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($129,120)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($128,700)
--- Fresno, CA ($127,520)
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#8. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $60,690
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,220
- Employment: 94,060
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($119,250)
--- Rochester, NY ($114,810)
--- Provo-Orem, UT ($112,520)
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#7. Education teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $63,140
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $74,560
- Employment: 61,300
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Rochester, NY ($108,450)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($107,300)
--- Toledo, OH ($106,940)
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#6. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $66,300
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,330
- Employment: 51,150
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($143,390)
--- Fresno, CA ($127,330)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($124,750)
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#5. Business teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $67,960
- #114 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,440
- Employment: 83,920
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- College Station-Bryan, TX ($177,360)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($154,210)
--- Tuscaloosa, AL ($141,870)
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#4. Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $68,730
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,720
- Employment: 15,880
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($132,460)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($101,230)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($94,590)
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#3. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $77,670
- #80 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,700
- Employment: 53,090
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($143,420)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($142,610)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($140,810)
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#2. Instructional coordinators

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $78,420
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,180
- Employment: 176,690
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jackson, MI ($117,990)
--- New Haven, CT ($111,750)
--- Warner Robins, GA ($103,980)
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#1. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $92,170
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,430
- Employment: 31,800
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Tuscaloosa, AL ($151,520)
--- College Station-Bryan, TX ($149,560)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($142,520)

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