Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Athens

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

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 Athens-Clarke County, GA 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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#18. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $21,640
- #490 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 810

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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#17. Substitute teachers, short-term

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $23,630
- #376 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#16. Tutors

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $30,350
- #292 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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#15. Library technicians

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $34,500
- #198 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#14. Preschool teachers, except special education

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $41,320
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $44,550
- #323 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#12. Self-enrichment teachers

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $44,590
- #130 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#11. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $55,240
- #213 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#10. Special education teachers, middle school

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $56,400
- #186 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#9. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $56,710
- #240 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $59,080
- #235 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,050

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

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $59,140
- #226 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $60,330
- #243 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

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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#5. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $61,120
- #159 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#4. Special education teachers, secondary school

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $61,480
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#3. Librarians and media collections specialists

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $63,100
- #108 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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. Instructional coordinators

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $67,930
- #195 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#1. Farm and home management educators

Athens-Clarke County, GA
- Annual mean salary: $90,430
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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