Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Gainesville

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

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 Gainesville, FL 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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#14. Preschool teachers, except special education

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $26,470
- #481 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

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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#13. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $29,520
- #218 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 730

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. Tutors

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $30,580
- #286 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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. Library technicians

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $37,300
- #145 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

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

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $39,840
- #235 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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. Substitute teachers, short-term

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $43,590
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#8. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $50,230
- #283 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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#7. Special education teachers, secondary school

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $51,630
- #355 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $52,350
- #264 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $52,940
- #361 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

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. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $53,050
- #348 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 910

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. Instructional coordinators

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $53,490
- #432 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $55,520
- #341 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 560

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. Librarians and media collections specialists

Gainesville, FL
- Annual mean salary: $59,220
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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