Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Carbondale

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

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 Carbondale-Marion, IL 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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#11. Substitute teachers, short-term

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $25,240
- #342 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $26,780
- #323 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

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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#9. Preschool teachers, except special education

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $28,330
- #448 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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#8. Library technicians

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $34,470
- #199 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#7. Librarians and media collections specialists

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $48,230
- #402 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#6. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $56,380
- #289 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $59,100
- #273 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 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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#4. Special education teachers, secondary school

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $59,310
- #204 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. Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $59,800
- #214 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#2. Instructional coordinators

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $62,620
- #299 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Carbondale-Marion, IL
- Annual mean salary: $63,850
- #130 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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