Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Cape Girardeau

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August 29, 2022
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Cape Girardeau

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 Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 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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#10. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL
- Annual mean salary: $25,960
- #359 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#9. Substitute teachers, short-term

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL
- Annual mean salary: $31,400
- #232 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#8. Preschool teachers, except special education

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL
- Annual mean salary: $32,230
- #296 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#7. Library technicians

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL
- Annual mean salary: $33,030
- #226 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#6. Self-enrichment teachers

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL
- Annual mean salary: $36,320
- #334 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL
- Annual mean salary: $47,270
- #492 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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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#4. Librarians and media collections specialists

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL
- Annual mean salary: $49,450
- #386 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL
- Annual mean salary: $50,450
- #448 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL
- Annual mean salary: $52,010
- #383 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#1. Special education teachers, secondary school

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL
- Annual mean salary: $53,400
- #323 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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