Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Grand Junction

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August 29, 2022
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Grand Junction

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 Grand Junction, 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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#13. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Grand Junction, CO
- Annual mean salary: $32,790
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

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. Preschool teachers, except special education

Grand Junction, CO
- Annual mean salary: $34,850
- #203 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#11. Library technicians

Grand Junction, CO
- Annual mean salary: $35,910
- #173 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#10. Self-enrichment teachers

Grand Junction, CO
- Annual mean salary: $38,380
- #276 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#9. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Grand Junction, CO
- Annual mean salary: $40,240
- #329 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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

Grand Junction, CO
- Annual mean salary: $46,190
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#7. Special education teachers, secondary school

Grand Junction, CO
- Annual mean salary: $52,830
- #330 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#6. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Grand Junction, CO
- Annual mean salary: $52,950
- #353 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

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

Grand Junction, CO
- Annual mean salary: $53,880
- #335 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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#4. Special education teachers, middle school

Grand Junction, CO
- Annual mean salary: $55,240
- #215 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#3. Librarians and media collections specialists

Grand Junction, CO
- Annual mean salary: $55,820
- #254 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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#2. Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Grand Junction, CO
- Annual mean salary: $56,050
- #329 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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#1. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Grand Junction, CO
- Annual mean salary: $57,430
- #225 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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