Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Kankakee

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

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 Kankakee, 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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#14. Tutors

Kankakee, IL
- Annual mean salary: $27,380
- #326 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#13. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Kankakee, IL
- Annual mean salary: $29,770
- #205 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

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

Kankakee, IL
- Annual mean salary: $30,210
- #265 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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

Kankakee, IL
- Annual mean salary: $31,660
- #260 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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

Kankakee, IL
- Annual mean salary: $32,690
- #279 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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

Kankakee, IL
- Annual mean salary: $45,480
- #119 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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. Librarians and media collections specialists

Kankakee, IL
- Annual mean salary: $51,050
- #360 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#7. Special education teachers, secondary school

Kankakee, IL
- Annual mean salary: $54,110
- #309 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Kankakee, IL
- Annual mean salary: $54,760
- #278 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#5. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Kankakee, IL
- Annual mean salary: $54,800
- #321 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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

Kankakee, IL
- Annual mean salary: $55,170
- #300 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#3. Special education teachers, middle school

Kankakee, IL
- Annual mean salary: $57,290
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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

Kankakee, IL
- Annual mean salary: $58,090
- #290 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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#1. Instructional coordinators

Kankakee, IL
- Annual mean salary: $59,800
- #352 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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