Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Columbus, Georgia

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August 29, 2022
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Columbus, Georgia

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 Columbus, GA-AL 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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#15. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $21,660
- #489 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 840

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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#14. Substitute teachers, short-term

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $24,750
- #354 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#13. Library technicians

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $29,330
- #308 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#12. Preschool teachers, except special education

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $32,430
- #290 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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. Tutors

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $36,540
- #187 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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#10. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $37,090
- #332 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#9. Self-enrichment teachers

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $41,990
- #186 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $54,930
- #307 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

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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#7. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $56,360
- #291 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,380

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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#6. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $56,810
- #211 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#5. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $57,530
- #222 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#4. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $57,990
- #165 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#3. Librarians and media collections specialists

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $58,940
- #185 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $59,730
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

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. Instructional coordinators

Columbus, GA-AL
- Annual mean salary: $63,910
- #268 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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