Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Colorado Springs

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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Colorado Springs

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 Colorado Springs, CO 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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#26. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $30,630
- #173 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,510

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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#25. Preschool teachers, except special education

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $35,750
- #182 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

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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#24. Library technicians

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $36,340
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $39,930
- #182 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#22. Tutors

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $41,860
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#21. Self-enrichment teachers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $42,900
- #166 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 750

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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#20. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $50,430
- #311 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#19. Special education teachers, preschool

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $52,250
- #71 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,970
- Employment: 21,130
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($101,190)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($100,010)
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($97,900)
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#18. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $52,590
- #362 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,490

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

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $52,760
- #365 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,720

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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#16. Special education teachers, middle school

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $53,330
- #242 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,860
- Employment: 79,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($117,940)
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($94,630)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($94,140)
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#15. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $53,840
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,960
- Employment: 84,360
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($122,160)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,490)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($115,060)
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#14. Special education teachers, secondary school

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $54,310
- #302 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $55,720
- #335 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,430

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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#12. Curators

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $57,070
- #53 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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#11. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $57,370
- #182 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#10. Librarians and media collections specialists

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $58,560
- #194 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#9. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $60,390
- #174 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

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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#8. Education teachers, postsecondary

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $61,350
- #138 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,990
- Employment: 58,780
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($119,140)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($112,130)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($110,160)
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#7. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $62,360
- #198 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#6. Instructional coordinators

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $70,650
- #145 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $77,040
- #154 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#4. Sociology teachers, postsecondary

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $87,920
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,850
- Employment: 12,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($143,100)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($139,630)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($119,830)
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#3. Business teachers, postsecondary

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $89,280
- #139 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#2. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $96,270
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,590
- Employment: 35,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($157,030)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($154,130)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($153,050)

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#1. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $109,050
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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