Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Lincoln

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

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 Lincoln, NE 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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#36. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $32,610
- #126 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,240

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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#35. Self-enrichment teachers

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $34,920
- #372 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 520

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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#34. Adult basic education, adult secondary education, and english as a second language instructors

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $35,820
- #195 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,650
- Employment: 38,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($96,640)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($92,290)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,740)
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#33. Tutors

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $39,740
- #125 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#32. Preschool teachers, except special education

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $40,210
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#31. Library technicians

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $44,270
- #59 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#30. Substitute teachers, short-term

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $46,070
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 750

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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#29. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $53,580
- #302 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#28. Instructional coordinators

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $55,430
- #418 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#27. Special education teachers, preschool

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $56,050
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#26. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $57,030
- #179 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#25. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $59,320
- #151 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#24. Special education teachers, secondary school

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $61,200
- #171 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#23. Special education teachers, middle school

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $62,050
- #120 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#22. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $63,700
- #123 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $66,340
- #119 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

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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#20. Area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $66,530
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,680
- Employment: 9,040
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($160,290)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($137,790)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($119,510)
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#19. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $67,010
- #124 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,360

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

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $67,230
- #129 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,090

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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#17. Librarians and media collections specialists

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $67,380
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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. Education teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $68,350
- #109 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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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#15. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $69,510
- #106 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,680
- Employment: 58,480
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($162,660)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($145,980)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($132,320)
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#14. Social work teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $72,180
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,650
- Employment: 12,280
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($112,000)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($106,460)
--- Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA ($96,040)
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#13. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $75,560
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#12. Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $78,640
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#11. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $78,870
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#10. Library science teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $79,610
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,850
- Employment: 4,330
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($154,890)
--- Tuscaloosa, AL ($104,810)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($102,320)
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#9. History teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $81,360
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,460
- Employment: 18,590
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($148,420)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($129,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,560)
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#8. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $86,830
- #129 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#7. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $92,800
- #53 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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#6. Agricultural sciences teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $96,060
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,520
- Employment: 8,570
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($131,040)
--- Fort Collins, CO ($114,930)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($105,250)
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#5. Chemistry teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $103,440
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $94,060
- Employment: 20,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($140,550)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($136,870)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($135,160)
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#4. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $107,250
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,590
- Employment: 35,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($157,030)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($154,130)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($153,050)
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#3. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $113,140
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#2. Business teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $114,380
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#1. Economics teachers, postsecondary

Lincoln, NE
- Annual mean salary: $121,670
- #25 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $124,090
- Employment: 11,790
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($180,550)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($180,490)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($172,600)

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