Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Las Cruces

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August 29, 2022
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Las Cruces

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 Las Cruces, NM 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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#16. Substitute teachers, short-term

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $24,130
- #363 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#15. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $24,380
- #419 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 880

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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#14. Preschool teachers, except special education

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $28,470
- #444 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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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#13. Library technicians

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $38,820
- #119 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#12. Self-enrichment teachers

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $44,960
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#11. Instructional coordinators

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $57,440
- #394 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#10. Special education teachers, secondary school

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $58,020
- #235 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#9. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $58,100
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#8. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $58,360
- #252 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,150

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

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $59,960
- #251 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

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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#6. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $60,680
- #168 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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#5. Librarians and media collections specialists

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $60,830
- #138 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#4. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $61,130
- #128 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $68,750
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#2. Farm and home management educators

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $75,260
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,040
- Employment: 10,620
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Roanoke, VA ($109,110)
--- Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC ($93,140)
--- Richmond, VA ($92,090)

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#1. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Las Cruces, NM
- Annual mean salary: $128,250
- #38 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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