Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Reno

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March 6, 2021
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Reno

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 Reno, 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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#21. Substitute teachers, short-term

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $18,230
- #283 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#20. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $21,840
- #338 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,060

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. Preschool teachers, except special education

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $29,810
- #226 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $37,550
- #126 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,980
- Employment: 51,950
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($94,920)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($92,360)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($90,000)
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#17. Library technicians

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $41,410
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#16. Self-enrichment teachers

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $45,700
- #71 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $47,790
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

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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#14. Special education teachers, middle school

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $49,000
- #165 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,740
- Employment: 85,840
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($86,410)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($85,440)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($85,340)
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#13. Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $51,720
- #229 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $51,870
- #270 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 830

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. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $52,020
- #171 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#10. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $52,180
- #251 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,850

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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#9. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $61,430
- #90 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,180
- Employment: 67,930
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($138,190)
--- Fresno, CA ($128,540)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($121,070)
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#8. Instructional coordinators

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $61,520
- #201 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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. Librarians and media collections specialists

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $68,380
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#6. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $76,610
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,330
- Employment: 51,150
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($143,390)
--- Fresno, CA ($127,330)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($124,750)
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#5. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $81,800
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#4. Chemistry teachers, postsecondary

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $88,410
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,650
- Employment: 21,380
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($137,130)
--- College Station-Bryan, TX ($135,530)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($132,340)
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#3. Business teachers, postsecondary

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $91,080
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#2. Environmental science teachers, postsecondary

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $94,070
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $93,450
- Employment: 6,060
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($146,770)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($128,250)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($122,500)
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#1. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Reno, NV
- Annual mean salary: $148,870
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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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