Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Lake Charles

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August 29, 2022
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Lake Charles

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 Lake Charles, LA 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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#9. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Lake Charles, LA
- Annual mean salary: $19,480
- #523 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

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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#8. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Lake Charles, LA
- Annual mean salary: $51,620
- #395 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 950

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. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Lake Charles, LA
- Annual mean salary: $51,920
- #340 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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

Lake Charles, LA
- Annual mean salary: $53,870
- #385 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 770

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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#5. Special education teachers, secondary school

Lake Charles, LA
- Annual mean salary: $54,660
- #292 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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. Librarians and media collections specialists

Lake Charles, LA
- Annual mean salary: $55,570
- #260 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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. Instructional coordinators

Lake Charles, LA
- Annual mean salary: $58,590
- #373 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#2. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Lake Charles, LA
- Annual mean salary: $61,740
- #150 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,960
- Employment: 84,360
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($122,160)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($121,490)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($115,060)
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#1. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Lake Charles, LA
- Annual mean salary: $67,050
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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