Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Merced

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

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 Merced, 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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#13. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Merced, CA
- Annual mean salary: $36,120
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,330

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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#12. Substitute teachers, short-term

Merced, CA
- Annual mean salary: $39,160
- #116 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 750

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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#11. Preschool teachers, except special education

Merced, CA
- Annual mean salary: $43,430
- #27 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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. Library technicians

Merced, CA
- Annual mean salary: $46,180
- #43 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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#9. Self-enrichment teachers

Merced, CA
- Annual mean salary: $47,480
- #88 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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. Librarians and media collections specialists

Merced, CA
- Annual mean salary: $69,510
- #54 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#7. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Merced, CA
- Annual mean salary: $78,250
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#6. Instructional coordinators

Merced, CA
- Annual mean salary: $82,270
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#5. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Merced, CA
- Annual mean salary: $87,200
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,130

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

Merced, CA
- Annual mean salary: $87,790
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

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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#3. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Merced, CA
- Annual mean salary: $88,330
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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

Merced, CA
- Annual mean salary: $93,220
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,090

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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#1. Special education teachers, secondary school

Merced, CA
- Annual mean salary: $99,120
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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