Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Eugene

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

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 Eugene, OR 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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#19. Preschool teachers, except special education

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $32,620
- #283 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#18. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $35,170
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,780

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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#17. Tutors

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $35,800
- #200 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#16. Library technicians

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $45,530
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#15. Self-enrichment teachers

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $47,760
- #85 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#14. Substitute teachers, short-term

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $51,500
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#13. Special education teachers, preschool

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $57,530
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,970
- Employment: 21,130
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($101,190)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($100,010)
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($97,900)
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#12. Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $60,180
- #205 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

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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#11. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $60,350
- #169 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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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#10. Librarians and media collections specialists

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $61,350
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#9. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $71,780
- #86 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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#8. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $72,320
- #174 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $73,360
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 780

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. Instructional coordinators

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $74,000
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#5. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $75,050
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $75,310
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#3. Special education teachers, secondary school

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $75,750
- #62 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#2. Special education teachers, middle school

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $77,700
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#1. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Eugene, OR
- Annual mean salary: $79,850
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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