Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Michigan City

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August 29, 2022
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Michigan City

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 Michigan City-La Porte, IN 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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#10. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Michigan City-La Porte, IN
- Annual mean salary: $26,350
- #342 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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. Substitute teachers, short-term

Michigan City-La Porte, IN
- Annual mean salary: $33,050
- #202 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#8. Librarians and media collections specialists

Michigan City-La Porte, IN
- Annual mean salary: $39,730
- #467 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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#7. Preschool teachers, except special education

Michigan City-La Porte, IN
- Annual mean salary: $40,000
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#6. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Michigan City-La Porte, IN
- Annual mean salary: $46,120
- #426 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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

Michigan City-La Porte, IN
- Annual mean salary: $49,450
- #450 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

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. Instructional coordinators

Michigan City-La Porte, IN
- Annual mean salary: $50,370
- #449 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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#3. Special education teachers, secondary school

Michigan City-La Porte, IN
- Annual mean salary: $52,120
- #343 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Michigan City-La Porte, IN
- Annual mean salary: $54,380
- #371 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

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

Michigan City-La Porte, IN
- Annual mean salary: $54,530
- #318 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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