Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Lancaster

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

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 Lancaster, 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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#30. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $27,530
- #291 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,940

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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#29. Library technicians

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $29,550
- #304 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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#28. Preschool teachers, except special education

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $30,330
- #387 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

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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#27. Substitute teachers, short-term

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $32,610
- #207 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#26. Tutors

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $35,950
- #198 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#25. Self-enrichment teachers

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $39,360
- #248 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#24. Special education teachers, preschool

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $43,550
- #86 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#23. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $52,920
- #253 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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#22. Librarians and media collections specialists

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $57,110
- #215 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#21. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $60,860
- #135 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#20. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $65,970
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

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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#19. Special education teachers, secondary school

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $68,190
- #91 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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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#18. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $70,440
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#17. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $70,580
- #95 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,290

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

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $71,280
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 550

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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#15. Education teachers, postsecondary

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $72,670
- #68 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $73,320
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,020

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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#13. Instructional coordinators

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $73,910
- #96 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $74,280
- #64 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#11. Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $75,540
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#10. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $78,170
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#9. Special education teachers, middle school

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $82,610
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#8. Chemistry teachers, postsecondary

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $82,680
- #59 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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#7. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $85,600
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#6. Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $86,890
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#5. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $87,540
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $88,300
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#3. Engineering teachers, postsecondary

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $94,480
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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. Business teachers, postsecondary

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $103,690
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#1. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Lancaster, PA
- Annual mean salary: $124,340
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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