Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Owensboro

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

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 Owensboro, 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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#13. Tutors

Owensboro, KY
- Annual mean salary: $27,500
- #325 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Owensboro, KY
- Annual mean salary: $28,600
- #252 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

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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#11. Library technicians

Owensboro, KY
- Annual mean salary: $32,410
- #240 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#10. Preschool teachers, except special education

Owensboro, KY
- Annual mean salary: $43,850
- #21 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. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Owensboro, KY
- Annual mean salary: $53,660
- #240 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#8. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Owensboro, KY
- Annual mean salary: $54,730
- #226 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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#7. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Owensboro, KY
- Annual mean salary: $56,110
- #294 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#6. Librarians and media collections specialists

Owensboro, KY
- Annual mean salary: $57,680
- #201 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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

Owensboro, KY
- Annual mean salary: $58,470
- #238 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#4. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Owensboro, KY
- Annual mean salary: $58,520
- #199 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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. Special education teachers, secondary school

Owensboro, KY
- Annual mean salary: $58,770
- #212 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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

Owensboro, KY
- Annual mean salary: $62,010
- #208 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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. Instructional coordinators

Owensboro, KY
- Annual mean salary: $73,340
- #105 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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