Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Valdosta

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

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 Valdosta, 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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#13. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Valdosta, GA
- Annual mean salary: $20,720
- #505 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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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#12. Substitute teachers, short-term

Valdosta, GA
- Annual mean salary: $22,220
- #392 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#11. Library technicians

Valdosta, GA
- Annual mean salary: $24,130
- #377 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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#10. Preschool teachers, except special education

Valdosta, GA
- Annual mean salary: $38,170
- #116 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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

Valdosta, GA
- Annual mean salary: $39,450
- #244 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Valdosta, GA
- Annual mean salary: $52,620
- #260 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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

Valdosta, GA
- Annual mean salary: $54,490
- #320 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Valdosta, GA
- Annual mean salary: $54,700
- #323 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 560

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. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Valdosta, GA
- Annual mean salary: $55,250
- #212 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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#4. Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Valdosta, GA
- Annual mean salary: $57,700
- #297 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#3. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Valdosta, GA
- Annual mean salary: $58,020
- #216 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#2. Librarians and media collections specialists

Valdosta, GA
- Annual mean salary: $60,210
- #152 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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#1. Instructional coordinators

Valdosta, GA
- Annual mean salary: $64,760
- #253 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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