Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Jefferson City

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August 29, 2022
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Jefferson City

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 Jefferson City, MO 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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#12. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Jefferson City, MO
- Annual mean salary: $25,610
- #377 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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#11. Library technicians

Jefferson City, MO
- Annual mean salary: $30,560
- #283 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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#10. Substitute teachers, short-term

Jefferson City, MO
- Annual mean salary: $30,890
- #246 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#9. Preschool teachers, except special education

Jefferson City, MO
- Annual mean salary: $31,110
- #349 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#8. Self-enrichment teachers

Jefferson City, MO
- Annual mean salary: $38,750
- #266 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#7. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Jefferson City, MO
- Annual mean salary: $40,230
- #320 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#6. Special education teachers, secondary school

Jefferson City, MO
- Annual mean salary: $42,660
- #417 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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#5. Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Jefferson City, MO
- Annual mean salary: $44,910
- #503 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

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

Jefferson City, MO
- Annual mean salary: $45,540
- #428 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Jefferson City, MO
- Annual mean salary: $49,030
- #461 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

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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#2. Instructional coordinators

Jefferson City, MO
- Annual mean salary: $59,350
- #357 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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#1. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Jefferson City, MO
- Annual mean salary: $67,740
- #185 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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