Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Dubuque

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

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 Dubuque, IA 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

Dubuque, IA
- Annual mean salary: $27,130
- #309 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

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. Preschool teachers, except special education

Dubuque, IA
- Annual mean salary: $30,980
- #355 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#11. Self-enrichment teachers

Dubuque, IA
- Annual mean salary: $35,020
- #367 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#10. Substitute teachers, short-term

Dubuque, IA
- Annual mean salary: $37,290
- #135 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#9. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Dubuque, IA
- Annual mean salary: $49,080
- #330 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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

Dubuque, IA
- Annual mean salary: $55,900
- #282 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#7. Special education teachers, middle school

Dubuque, IA
- Annual mean salary: $56,460
- #185 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#6. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Dubuque, IA
- Annual mean salary: $56,610
- #284 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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#5. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Dubuque, IA
- Annual mean salary: $57,910
- #217 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#4. Librarians and media collections specialists

Dubuque, IA
- Annual mean salary: $58,130
- #197 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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#3. Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Dubuque, IA
- Annual mean salary: $58,580
- #285 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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#2. Special education teachers, secondary school

Dubuque, IA
- Annual mean salary: $62,380
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#1. Instructional coordinators

Dubuque, IA
- Annual mean salary: $64,260
- #262 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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