Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Elizabethtown

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

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 Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 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. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
- Annual mean salary: $26,570
- #327 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

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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#10. Preschool teachers, except special education

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
- Annual mean salary: $37,980
- #124 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
- Annual mean salary: $54,850
- #222 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
- Annual mean salary: $55,460
- #306 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 530

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

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
- Annual mean salary: $55,650
- #287 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#6. Special education teachers, middle school

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
- Annual mean salary: $56,660
- #182 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. Special education teachers, secondary school

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
- Annual mean salary: $56,680
- #254 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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#4. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
- Annual mean salary: $57,210
- #230 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
- Annual mean salary: $58,830
- #279 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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. Librarians and media collections specialists

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
- Annual mean salary: $59,760
- #162 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#1. Instructional coordinators

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
- Annual mean salary: $82,420
- #21 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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