Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Rochester, Minnesota

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August 29, 2022
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Rochester, Minnesota

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 Rochester, MN 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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#17. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $34,370
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,390

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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#16. Tutors

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $35,580
- #206 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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. Preschool teachers, except special education

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $36,960
- #140 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 430

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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#14. Self-enrichment teachers

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $42,960
- #164 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#13. Library technicians

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $45,930
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#12. Librarians and media collections specialists

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $51,670
- #354 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#11. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $55,080
- #241 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $57,740
- #252 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#9. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $58,080
- #212 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#8. Special education teachers, middle school

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $59,090
- #157 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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#7. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $60,190
- #144 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#6. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $60,560
- #202 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 880

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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#5. Special education teachers, secondary school

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $61,460
- #164 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $61,690
- #215 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 700

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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#3. Special education teachers, preschool

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $62,790
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,970
- Employment: 21,130
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($101,190)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($100,010)
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($97,900)

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#2. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $66,540
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#1. Instructional coordinators

Rochester, MN
- Annual mean salary: $72,720
- #114 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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