Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Lansing

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

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 Lansing-East Lansing, MI 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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#22. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $30,600
- #174 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,540

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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#21. Substitute teachers, short-term

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $34,430
- #178 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#20. Library technicians

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $39,220
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#19. Preschool teachers, except special education

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $39,550
- #84 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#18. Self-enrichment teachers

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $42,110
- #185 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#17. Teaching assistants, postsecondary

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $42,700
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

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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#16. Tutors

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $45,020
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#15. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $56,250
- #201 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#14. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $59,570
- #181 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#13. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $61,040
- #191 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,410

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

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $62,780
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 760

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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#11. Special education teachers, middle school

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $62,990
- #108 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $63,150
- #188 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,250

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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#9. Special education teachers, secondary school

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $64,850
- #125 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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#8. Librarians and media collections specialists

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $64,930
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#7. Instructional coordinators

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $76,170
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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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#6. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $79,310
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#5. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $112,790
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#4. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $116,200
- #13 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. Law teachers, postsecondary

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $123,890
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $130,820
- Employment: 14,110
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($165,990)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($152,750)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($152,190)

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#2. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $126,060
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

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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#1. Business teachers, postsecondary

Lansing-East Lansing, MI
- Annual mean salary: $142,670
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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