Highest and lowest paying education jobs in St. Cloud

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August 29, 2022
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in St. Cloud

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 St. Cloud, 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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#26. Preschool teachers, except special education

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $33,910
- #238 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#25. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $34,950
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,250

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. Self-enrichment teachers

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $36,650
- #320 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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#23. Tutors

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $37,740
- #158 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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#22. Substitute teachers, short-term

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $39,410
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#21. Library technicians

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $42,080
- #74 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#20. Special education teachers, preschool

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $56,960
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#19. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $58,390
- #202 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#18. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $58,460
- #159 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#17. Librarians and media collections specialists

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $59,140
- #180 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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#16. Elementary school teachers, except special education

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $61,550
- #184 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 870

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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#15. Special education teachers, secondary school

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $62,080
- #155 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#14. Special education teachers, middle school

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $63,340
- #103 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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#13. Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $63,790
- #178 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

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

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $64,890
- #133 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $66,700
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $68,750
- #183 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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#9. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $68,880
- #58 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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#8. Instructional coordinators

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $68,900
- #175 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#7. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $69,260
- #155 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#6. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $70,370
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#5. Education teachers, postsecondary

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $70,770
- #90 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#4. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $75,730
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#3. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $82,360
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#2. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $83,370
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#1. Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary

St. Cloud, MN
- Annual mean salary: $85,950
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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