Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Dalton

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

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 Dalton, 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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#12. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Dalton, GA
- Annual mean salary: $20,340
- #513 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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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#11. Substitute teachers, short-term

Dalton, GA
- Annual mean salary: $22,670
- #386 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#10. Preschool teachers, except special education

Dalton, GA
- Annual mean salary: $36,560
- #157 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#9. Self-enrichment teachers

Dalton, GA
- Annual mean salary: $46,170
- #106 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Dalton, GA
- Annual mean salary: $54,860
- #275 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#7. Special education teachers, secondary school

Dalton, GA
- Annual mean salary: $58,140
- #229 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Dalton, GA
- Annual mean salary: $59,150
- #232 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 680

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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#5. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Dalton, GA
- Annual mean salary: $60,890
- #162 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. Librarians and media collections specialists

Dalton, GA
- Annual mean salary: $63,060
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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

Dalton, GA
- Annual mean salary: $63,970
- #175 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#2. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Dalton, GA
- Annual mean salary: $66,370
- #96 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#1. Instructional coordinators

Dalton, GA
- Annual mean salary: $67,830
- #198 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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