Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Montgomery

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August 29, 2022
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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 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 Montgomery, 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

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $19,610
- #410 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $21,340
- #498 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

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. Teaching assistants, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $25,530
- #136 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,170
- Employment: 121,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Arecibo, PR ($62,080)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($59,560)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($59,380)
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#21. Preschool teachers, except special education

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $26,870
- #474 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

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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#20. Adult basic education, adult secondary education, and english as a second language instructors

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $34,850
- #197 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,650
- Employment: 38,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($96,640)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($92,290)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,740)

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#19. Self-enrichment teachers

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $35,570
- #356 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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. Library technicians

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $36,700
- #156 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#17. Curators

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $44,830
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,880
- Employment: 11,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($96,990)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($94,020)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($86,680)
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#16. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $52,190
- #376 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,400

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

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $53,010
- #402 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,290

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, kindergarten and elementary school

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $53,230
- #312 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $53,390
- #347 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

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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#12. Special education teachers, secondary school

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $53,460
- #320 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#11. Librarians and media collections specialists

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $56,960
- #219 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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. Archivists

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $58,380
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,880
- Employment: 6,120
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($84,080)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($79,270)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($75,800)

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#9. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $61,450
- #155 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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#8. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $62,640
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#7. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $63,670
- #140 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,240
- Employment: 94,720
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($180,910)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($160,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($151,060)
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#6. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $66,200
- #171 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#5. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $70,130
- #117 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#4. Business teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $78,120
- #178 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#3. Instructional coordinators

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $82,750
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#2. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $83,970
- #140 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Montgomery, AL
- Annual mean salary: $90,150
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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