Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Fresno

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

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 Fresno, CA 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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#30. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $31,860
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,900

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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#29. Preschool teachers, except special education

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $35,080
- #98 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,480

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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#28. Library technicians

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $38,020
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#27. Substitute teachers, short-term

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $39,190
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,910

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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#26. Self-enrichment teachers

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $48,690
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

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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#25. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $59,250
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

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

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $70,860
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,510

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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#23. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $79,680
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,210
- Employment: 124,290
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Merced, CA ($97,220)
--- Modesto, CA ($91,230)
--- Kingston, NY ($89,850)
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#22. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $80,970
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,710

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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#21. Librarians and media collections specialists

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $82,030
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#20. Special education teachers, secondary school

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $88,370
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,710
- Employment: 143,170
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($98,500)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($93,280)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,110)
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#19. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $89,480
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 820

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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#18. Instructional coordinators

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $90,490
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

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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#17. Education teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $91,660
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $93,410
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,080

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. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $98,070
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,160
- Employment: 59,680
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($120,980)
--- Rochester, NY ($108,480)
--- New Haven, CT ($107,320)
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#14. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $102,780
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,800
- Employment: 74,520
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($102,780)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($87,500)
--- New Haven, CT ($85,740)
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#13. Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $105,590
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,970
- Employment: 23,490
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($155,290)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($134,000)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($133,610)
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#12. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $109,680
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#11. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $111,140
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,620
- Employment: 201,920
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jacksonville, FL ($202,430)
--- Jackson, MS ($185,500)
--- Kalamazoo-Portage, MI ($184,130)
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#10. Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $116,220
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,690
- Employment: 11,020
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($147,800)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($146,430)
--- Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI ($138,680)
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#9. Communications teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $120,510
- #4 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,830
- Employment: 29,120
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($139,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($128,640)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($124,400)
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#8. Business teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $125,050
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#7. Career/technical education teachers, middle school

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $126,110
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,900
- Employment: 11,860
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($126,110)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($95,660)
--- Utica-Rome, NY ($90,480)
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#6. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $127,330
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $127,520
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#4. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $127,810
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#3. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $128,540
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#2. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $141,190
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,980
- Employment: 14,070
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($141,190)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($138,130)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($102,150)
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#1. History teachers, postsecondary

Fresno, CA
- Annual mean salary: $144,240
- #1 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,210
- Employment: 21,030
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($144,240)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($127,460)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($114,750)

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