Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Las Vegas

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March 6, 2021
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Las Vegas

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 median annual salary across all teaching professions is $57,949—about $3,000 below the median annual salary of all working professionals with a bachelor’s degree or higher. 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 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2019 annual mean wage. Keep reading to discover the highest- and lowest-paying education jobs in your city.

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#22. Substitute teachers, short-term

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $28,990
- #151 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,760

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,460
- Employment: 587,120
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salisbury, MD-DE ($58,740)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($53,870)
--- Salinas, CA ($49,790)
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#21. Preschool teachers, except special education

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $30,780
- #201 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,320

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,650
- Employment: 431,350
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ ($55,430)
--- Laredo, TX ($50,350)
--- Waterbury, CT ($49,840)
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#20. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $32,610
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,780

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,640
- Employment: 1,346,910
- Entry level education requirements: Some college, no degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($41,810)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($41,430)
--- New Bedford, MA ($41,360)
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#19. Library technicians

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $36,500
- #108 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,950
- Employment: 88,720
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($58,980)
--- Iowa City, IA ($54,140)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($52,650)
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#18. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $48,110
- #183 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 480

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,420
- Employment: 112,210
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($92,930)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($90,500)
--- San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA ($89,100)
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#17. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $49,420
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,220
- Employment: 94,060
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($119,250)
--- Rochester, NY ($114,810)
--- Provo-Orem, UT ($112,520)
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#16. Self-enrichment teachers

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $52,930
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 790

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,120
- Employment: 252,780
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($65,570)
--- Warner Robins, GA ($65,340)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($64,710)
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#15. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $55,840
- #128 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,090

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,210
- Employment: 124,290
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Merced, CA ($97,220)
--- Modesto, CA ($91,230)
--- Kingston, NY ($89,850)
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#14. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $56,040
- #160 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,420
- Employment: 193,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Merced, CA ($93,990)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($92,040)
--- Fresno, CA ($89,480)
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#13. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $57,310
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,260

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,930
- Employment: 1,430,480
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kingston, NY ($92,090)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($90,270)
--- Merced, CA ($89,910)
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#12. Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $58,590
- #169 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,200

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,930
- Employment: 1,035,850
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bakersfield, CA ($97,680)
--- Fresno, CA ($93,410)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,350)
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#11. Special education teachers, secondary school

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $59,150
- #123 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,710
- Employment: 143,170
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($98,500)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($93,280)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,110)
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#10. Curators

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $59,170
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $59,130
- Employment: 12,890
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($82,280)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($81,640)
--- Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY ($76,200)
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#9. Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $59,790
- #142 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,550
- Employment: 622,330
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kingston, NY ($91,610)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($91,350)
--- El Centro, CA ($89,610)
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#8. Instructional coordinators

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $62,500
- #188 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,180
- Employment: 176,690
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jackson, MI ($117,990)
--- New Haven, CT ($111,750)
--- Warner Robins, GA ($103,980)
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#7. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $69,090
- #99 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,700
- Employment: 53,090
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($143,420)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($142,610)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($140,810)
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#6. Business teachers, postsecondary

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $71,430
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,440
- Employment: 83,920
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- College Station-Bryan, TX ($177,360)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($154,210)
--- Tuscaloosa, AL ($141,870)
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#5. Education teachers, postsecondary

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $71,830
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

National
- Annual mean salary: $74,560
- Employment: 61,300
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Rochester, NY ($108,450)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($107,300)
--- Toledo, OH ($106,940)
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#4. Librarians and media collections specialists

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $73,320
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,920
- Employment: 135,690
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA ($89,880)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,390)
--- Merced, CA ($87,800)
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#3. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $75,550
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,160
- Employment: 59,680
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($120,980)
--- Rochester, NY ($108,480)
--- New Haven, CT ($107,320)
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#2. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $94,600
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 870

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,620
- Employment: 201,920
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jacksonville, FL ($202,430)
--- Jackson, MS ($185,500)
--- Kalamazoo-Portage, MI ($184,130)
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#1. Law teachers, postsecondary

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
- Annual mean salary: $107,900
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $129,950
- Employment: 16,180
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Tallahassee, FL ($174,030)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($168,420)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($155,710)

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