Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Lexington

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

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 Lexington-Fayette, 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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#31. Substitute teachers, short-term

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $20,950
- #400 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#30. Tutors

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $22,580
- #338 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

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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#29. Library technicians

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $31,240
- #268 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#28. Teaching assistants, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $32,020
- #108 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,170
- Employment: 121,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Arecibo, PR ($62,080)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($59,560)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($59,380)
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#27. Farm and home management educators

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $32,860
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,040
- Employment: 10,620
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Roanoke, VA ($109,110)
--- Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC ($93,140)
--- Richmond, VA ($92,090)

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#26. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $33,680
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,640

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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#24 (tie). Self-enrichment teachers

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $39,440
- #245 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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#24 (tie). Preschool teachers, except special education

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $39,440
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#23. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $49,580
- #294 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,130
- Employment: 105,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($116,850)
--- Champaign-Urbana, IL ($97,110)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($95,200)
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#22. Adult basic education, adult secondary education, and english as a second language instructors

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $51,090
- #119 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#21. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $55,920
- #206 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#20. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $57,680
- #219 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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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#19. Instructional coordinators

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $58,100
- #381 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

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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#18. Librarians and media collections specialists

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $59,390
- #172 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#17. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $59,400
- #227 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,020

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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#16. Special education teachers, secondary school

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $59,840
- #191 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#15. Special education teachers, middle school

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $60,850
- #140 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $61,080
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,040

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

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $61,480
- #221 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,260

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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#12. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $61,910
- #150 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,680
- Employment: 58,480
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($162,660)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($145,980)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($132,320)

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#11. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $65,250
- #149 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,710
- Employment: 47,690
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($181,560)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($166,470)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($152,140)
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#10. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $65,540
- #174 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,040
- Employment: 68,060
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($146,700)
--- Charlottesville, VA ($109,450)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($109,310)
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#9. Education teachers, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $66,790
- #115 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,990
- Employment: 58,780
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($119,140)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($112,130)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($110,160)
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#8. Communications teachers, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $68,200
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,580
- Employment: 27,330
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($149,400)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($127,260)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($124,320)
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#7. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $68,350
- #125 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,980
- Employment: 44,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($157,340)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($149,220)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($138,090)

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#6. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $68,470
- #119 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,390
- Employment: 36,060
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($141,130)
--- Iowa City, IA ($131,770)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($117,020)
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#5. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $70,000
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,240
- Employment: 94,720
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($180,910)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($160,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($151,060)
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#4. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $80,330
- #99 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,610
- Employment: 37,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($152,280)
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($145,360)
--- Tuscaloosa, AL ($144,170)
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#3. Business teachers, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $80,780
- #172 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,720
- Employment: 79,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Auburn-Opelika, AL ($175,640)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($175,080)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($154,600)
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#2. Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $84,120
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,260
- Employment: 20,850
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($147,650)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($129,190)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($127,730)

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#1. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Lexington-Fayette, KY
- Annual mean salary: $93,360
- #107 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $133,310
- Employment: 191,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($226,440)
--- Jackson, MS ($202,690)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($183,250)

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