Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Albuquerque

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

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 Albuquerque, NM 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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#20. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $20,560
- #362 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,500

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. Substitute teachers, short-term

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $23,310
- #237 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#18. Teaching assistants, postsecondary

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $30,270
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 930

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,460
- Employment: 137,500
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($59,650)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($57,670)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($57,330)
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#17. Library technicians

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $30,340
- #216 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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. Preschool teachers, except special education

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $33,340
- #137 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,450

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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#15. Self-enrichment teachers

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $36,930
- #199 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

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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#14. Librarians and media collections specialists

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $43,930
- #327 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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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#13. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $47,160
- #251 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 420

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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#12. Special education teachers, middle school

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $47,550
- #172 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

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

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $47,940
- #278 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,670

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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#10. Archivists

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $49,020
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,500
- Employment: 6,560
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($81,730)
--- Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ($80,200)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($73,490)
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#9. Special education teachers, secondary school

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $49,440
- #222 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

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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#8. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $50,190
- #164 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,800
- Employment: 74,520
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($102,780)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($87,500)
--- New Haven, CT ($85,740)
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#7. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $51,650
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $51,790
- #272 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,720

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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#5. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $52,010
- #172 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

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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#4. Curators

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $54,080
- #48 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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#3. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $56,230
- #200 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,710

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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#2. Instructional coordinators

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $60,810
- #209 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#1. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Albuquerque, NM
- Annual mean salary: $156,100
- #11 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,380

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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