Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Erie

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

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 Erie, PA 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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#25. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $27,410
- #297 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,030

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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#24. Preschool teachers, except special education

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $30,400
- #383 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

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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#23. Tutors

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $33,580
- #237 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#22. Self-enrichment teachers

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $35,610
- #353 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#21. Substitute teachers, short-term

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $37,350
- #133 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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#20. Librarians and media collections specialists

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $58,820
- #187 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#19. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $59,900
- #144 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#18. Special education teachers, middle school

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $60,320
- #142 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $60,330
- #202 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 920

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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#16. Special education teachers, secondary school

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $60,360
- #183 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#15. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $61,880
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#14. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $63,550
- #112 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $64,590
- #164 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 850

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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#12. Instructional coordinators

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $65,040
- #245 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#11. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $65,530
- #137 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 920

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

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $67,800
- #112 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#9. Education teachers, postsecondary

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $71,560
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#8. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $77,420
- #86 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#7. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $80,390
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#6. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $80,970
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#5. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $82,980
- #65 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#4. Chemistry teachers, postsecondary

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $85,640
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#3. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $95,570
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#2. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $99,240
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#1. Business teachers, postsecondary

Erie, PA
- Annual mean salary: $106,020
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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