Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Miami

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

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 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, 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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#45. Teaching assistants, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $30,440
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,040

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,170
- Employment: 121,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Arecibo, PR ($62,080)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($59,560)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($59,380)
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#44. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $30,850
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 10,660

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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#43. Preschool teachers, except special education

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $31,270
- #343 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,250

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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#42. Library technicians

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $37,680
- #138 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,310

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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#41. Tutors

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $41,690
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,460

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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#40. Self-enrichment teachers

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $42,340
- #178 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,690

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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#39. Museum technicians and conservators

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $43,140
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,030
- Employment: 10,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,670)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($73,740)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($68,180)
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#38. Archivists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $51,270
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,880
- Employment: 6,120
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($84,080)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($79,270)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($75,800)
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#37. Substitute teachers, short-term

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $53,220
- #9 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,540

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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#36. Curators

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $54,750
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $61,100
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#34. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $61,950
- #114 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,200

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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#33. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $61,970
- #138 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,180

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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#32. Librarians and media collections specialists

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $62,260
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,680

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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#31. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $62,830
- #116 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,610

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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Simon Fraser Universtiy // flickr

#30. Instructional coordinators

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $64,130
- #264 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,180

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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#29. Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $67,130
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,260
- Employment: 20,850
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($147,650)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($129,190)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($127,730)
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#28. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $67,270
- #120 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 17,140

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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#27. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $67,640
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,730
- Employment: 13,790
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($161,540)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($152,830)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($132,020)
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#26. Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $68,280
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 11,100

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

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $69,140
- #115 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 16,360

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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#24. Special education teachers, preschool

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $70,120
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

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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#23. Special education teachers, middle school

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $72,850
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 710

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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#22. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $73,700
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,700

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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Simon Fraser Universtiy // flickr

#21. Communications teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $74,300
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,580
- Employment: 27,330
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($149,400)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($127,260)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($124,320)

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#20. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $74,730
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,570

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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#19. Special education teachers, secondary school

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $79,210
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,520

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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#18. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $82,150
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,130

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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#17. Career/technical education teachers, middle school

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $83,750
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,410
- Employment: 11,840
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($139,720)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($97,750)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($93,790)
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Fabrice Florin // flickr

#16. Education teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $85,300
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#15. Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $85,790
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $102,840
- Employment: 10,250
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($152,120)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($149,790)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($147,770)
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#14. Library science teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $87,020
- #6 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,850
- Employment: 4,330
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($154,890)
--- Tuscaloosa, AL ($104,810)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($102,320)
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#13. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $87,210
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,680
- Employment: 58,480
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($162,660)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($145,980)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($132,320)
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#12. Chemistry teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $87,970
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $94,060
- Employment: 20,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($140,550)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($136,870)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($135,160)
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#11. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $88,810
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 850

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,240
- Employment: 94,720
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($180,910)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($160,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($151,060)

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#10. Economics teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $91,360
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $124,090
- Employment: 11,790
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($180,550)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($180,490)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($172,600)
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#9. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $91,390
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,390
- Employment: 36,060
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($141,130)
--- Iowa City, IA ($131,770)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($117,020)
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#8. Physics teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $92,950
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,480
- Employment: 12,460
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($148,140)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($144,580)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($142,450)
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#7. Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $93,690
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,990
- Employment: 19,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($149,170)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($130,560)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($129,250)
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#6. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $94,700
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,710
- Employment: 47,690
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($181,560)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($166,470)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($152,140)

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#5. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $98,660
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,980
- Employment: 44,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($157,340)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($149,220)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($138,090)
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#4. Business teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $104,160
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,490

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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#3. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $111,020
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#2. Law teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $132,550
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $130,820
- Employment: 14,110
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($165,990)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($152,750)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($152,190)
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#1. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
- Annual mean salary: $148,980
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,940

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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