Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Chico

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

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 Chico, CA 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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#12. Tutors

Chico, CA
- Annual mean salary: $32,310
- #262 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,780
- Employment: 147,100
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Pittsfield, MA ($82,910)
--- Santa Fe, NM ($68,440)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($60,110)
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#11. Preschool teachers, except special education

Chico, CA
- Annual mean salary: $36,520
- #160 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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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#10. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Chico, CA
- Annual mean salary: $36,650
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

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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#9. Self-enrichment teachers

Chico, CA
- Annual mean salary: $44,470
- #133 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#8. Substitute teachers, short-term

Chico, CA
- Annual mean salary: $44,610
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#7. Instructional coordinators

Chico, CA
- Annual mean salary: $70,160
- #154 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#6. Librarians and media collections specialists

Chico, CA
- Annual mean salary: $75,790
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#5. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Chico, CA
- Annual mean salary: $77,130
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,490
- Employment: 120,730
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($95,420)
--- Kingston, NY ($92,160)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,490)
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#4. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Chico, CA
- Annual mean salary: $80,400
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 880

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

Chico, CA
- Annual mean salary: $80,490
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

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

Chico, CA
- Annual mean salary: $85,730
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#1. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Chico, CA
- Annual mean salary: $88,430
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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