Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Rockford

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

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 Rockford, 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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#17. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $28,390
- #260 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,060

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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#16. Library technicians

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $33,760
- #211 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#15. Substitute teachers, short-term

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $37,160
- #139 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

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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#14. Preschool teachers, except special education

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $38,610
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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#13. Tutors

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $43,030
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#12. Self-enrichment teachers

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $44,570
- #132 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#11. Adult basic education, adult secondary education, and english as a second language instructors

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $50,230
- #128 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,650
- Employment: 38,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($96,640)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($92,290)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,740)
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#10. Librarians and media collections specialists

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $55,450
- #263 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $60,490
- #197 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 750

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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#8. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $60,790
- #197 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,250

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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#7. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $60,980
- #133 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#6. Special education teachers, middle school

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $61,980
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#5. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $63,630
- #125 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. Instructional coordinators

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $63,670
- #274 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $63,780
- #179 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,450

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. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $65,790
- #112 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#1. Special education teachers, secondary school

Rockford, IL
- Annual mean salary: $66,540
- #107 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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