Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Greensboro

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

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 Greensboro-High Point, NC 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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#45. Substitute teachers, short-term

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $25,800
- #335 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,230

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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#44. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $26,060
- #352 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,010

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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#43. Preschool teachers, except special education

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $27,800
- #462 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,110

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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#42. Teaching assistants, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $35,870
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,170
- Employment: 121,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Arecibo, PR ($62,080)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($59,560)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($59,380)
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#41. Library technicians

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $35,970
- #170 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#40. Self-enrichment teachers

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $38,410
- #275 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

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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#39. Tutors

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $41,090
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#38. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $44,980
- #387 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#37. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $47,650
- #400 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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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#36. Curators

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $48,400
- #74 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,880
- Employment: 11,030
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($96,990)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($94,020)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($86,680)

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

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $49,840
- #131 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $51,050
- #402 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,000

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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#33. Career/technical education teachers, middle school

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $51,110
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,410
- Employment: 11,840
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($139,720)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($97,750)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($93,790)
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#32. Special education teachers, secondary school

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $51,290
- #362 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#31. Special education teachers, middle school

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $51,460
- #267 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $51,490
- #437 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,230

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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#29. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $51,820
- #388 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,220

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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#28. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $54,280
- #251 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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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#27. Librarians and media collections specialists

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $54,940
- #277 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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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#26. Instructional coordinators

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $55,650
- #413 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#25. Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $59,180
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,990
- Employment: 19,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($149,170)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($130,560)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($129,250)
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#24. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $60,200
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,730
- Employment: 13,790
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($161,540)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($152,830)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($132,020)
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#23. Library science teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $60,830
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#22. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $62,780
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 450

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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#21. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $64,360
- #136 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#20. Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $67,370
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#19. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $67,980
- #141 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#18. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $69,470
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,240
- Employment: 94,720
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($180,910)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($160,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($151,060)
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#17. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $70,180
- #116 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#16. Communications teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,580
- Employment: 27,330
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($149,400)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($127,260)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($124,320)

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#15. History teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $71,750
- #71 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#14. Sociology teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $71,760
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,850
- Employment: 12,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($143,100)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($139,630)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($119,830)
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#13. Chemistry teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $73,740
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#12. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $75,110
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $88,390
- Employment: 36,060
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($141,130)
--- Iowa City, IA ($131,770)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($117,020)
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#11. Education teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $75,760
- #48 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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#10. Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $76,660
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,080
- Employment: 13,860
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($136,830)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($123,660)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($121,590)
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#9. Social work teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $80,110
- #17 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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#8. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $80,470
- #98 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#7. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $80,980
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#6. Physics teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $81,070
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $99,480
- Employment: 12,460
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($148,140)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($144,580)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($142,450)

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#5. Political science teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $81,760
- #44 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,980
- Employment: 14,060
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($155,350)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($150,290)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($140,340)
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#4. Business teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $95,580
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#3. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $102,510
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#2. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $103,490
- #90 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#1. Economics teachers, postsecondary

Greensboro-High Point, NC
- Annual mean salary: $104,650
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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