Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Orlando

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

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 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, 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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#37. Preschool teachers, except special education

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,540
- #441 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,180

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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#36. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $28,760
- #246 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,480

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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#35. Teaching assistants, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $32,800
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

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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#34. Library technicians

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $35,940
- #171 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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#33. Substitute teachers, short-term

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $40,080
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,390

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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#32. Self-enrichment teachers

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $41,850
- #189 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,390

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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Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#31. Tutors

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $45,640
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 840

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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#30. Farm and home management educators

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $46,950
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,040
- Employment: 10,620
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Roanoke, VA ($109,110)
--- Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC ($93,140)
--- Richmond, VA ($92,090)
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#29. Curators

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $51,260
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#28. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $52,440
- #145 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 810

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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#27. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $52,620
- #257 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 970

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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#26. Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $54,370
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#25. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $54,740
- #279 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#24. Librarians and media collections specialists

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $54,920
- #278 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 720

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

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $55,330
- #297 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,450

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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#22. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $57,660
- #267 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,220

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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#20 (tie). Special education teachers, middle school

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $61,400
- #134 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#20 (tie). Special education teachers, secondary school

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $61,400
- #168 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,360

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

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $63,590
- #181 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,670

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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#18. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $63,870
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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Fabrice Florin // flickr

#17. Education teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $66,000
- #120 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

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

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $66,840
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

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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#15. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $67,110
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 900

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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#14. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $68,170
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,250

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

#13. Instructional coordinators

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $68,920
- #174 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,880

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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#12. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $71,900
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#11. Chemistry teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $72,530
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#10. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $73,000
- #110 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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Suzannekweiss // Wikimedia Commons

#9. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $75,570
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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Gorodenkoff // Shutterstock

#8. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $77,230
- #83 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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Simon Fraser Universtiy // flickr

#7. Communications teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $81,890
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#6. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $82,060
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

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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Shane Global // flickr

#5. Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $88,500
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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Syda Productions // Shutterstock

#4. Economics teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $93,680
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#3. Business teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $95,310
- #112 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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COD Newsroom // Flickr

#2. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $99,500
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#1. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
- Annual mean salary: $137,600
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

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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