Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Greenville

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March 6, 2021
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Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Greenville

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 median annual salary across all teaching professions is $57,949—about $3,000 below the median annual salary of all working professionals with a bachelor’s degree or higher. 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 Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2019 annual mean wage. Keep reading to discover the highest- and lowest-paying education jobs in your city.

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#25. Preschool teachers, except special education

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $21,480
- #370 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,330

National
- Annual mean salary: $34,650
- Employment: 431,350
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ ($55,430)
--- Laredo, TX ($50,350)
--- Waterbury, CT ($49,840)
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#24. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $23,570
- #297 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,870

National
- Annual mean salary: $29,640
- Employment: 1,346,910
- Entry level education requirements: Some college, no degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($41,810)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($41,430)
--- New Bedford, MA ($41,360)
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#23. Substitute teachers, short-term

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $27,930
- #166 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,370

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,460
- Employment: 587,120
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salisbury, MD-DE ($58,740)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($53,870)
--- Salinas, CA ($49,790)
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#22. Library technicians

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $35,960
- #115 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,950
- Employment: 88,720
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($58,980)
--- Iowa City, IA ($54,140)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($52,650)
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#21. Self-enrichment teachers

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $45,830
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

National
- Annual mean salary: $46,120
- Employment: 252,780
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($65,570)
--- Warner Robins, GA ($65,340)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($64,710)
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#20. Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $47,720
- #53 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,720
- Employment: 15,880
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($132,460)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($101,230)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($94,590)
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#19. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $47,800
- #320 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,150

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,930
- Employment: 1,430,480
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kingston, NY ($92,090)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($90,270)
--- Merced, CA ($89,910)
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#18. Adult basic education, adult secondary education, and english as a second language instructors

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $48,370
- #92 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,980
- Employment: 51,950
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($94,920)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($92,360)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($90,000)
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#17. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $48,910
- #237 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,420
- Employment: 193,830
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Merced, CA ($93,990)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($92,040)
--- Fresno, CA ($89,480)
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#16. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $49,360
- #129 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 490

National
- Annual mean salary: $121,620
- Employment: 201,920
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jacksonville, FL ($202,430)
--- Jackson, MS ($185,500)
--- Kalamazoo-Portage, MI ($184,130)
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#15. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $51,110
- #157 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,800
- Employment: 74,520
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($102,780)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($87,500)
--- New Haven, CT ($85,740)
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#14. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $51,440
- #154 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,420
- Employment: 112,210
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($92,930)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($90,500)
--- San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA ($89,100)
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#13. Special education teachers, middle school

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $51,510
- #143 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,740
- Employment: 85,840
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($86,410)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($85,440)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($85,340)
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#12. Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $51,540
- #230 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,350

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,550
- Employment: 622,330
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kingston, NY ($91,610)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($91,350)
--- El Centro, CA ($89,610)
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#11. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $51,720
- #177 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,210
- Employment: 124,290
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Merced, CA ($97,220)
--- Modesto, CA ($91,230)
--- Kingston, NY ($89,850)
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#10. Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $56,030
- #209 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,810

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,930
- Employment: 1,035,850
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bakersfield, CA ($97,680)
--- Fresno, CA ($93,410)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,350)
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#9. Special education teachers, secondary school

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $59,220
- #122 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,710
- Employment: 143,170
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($98,500)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($93,280)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,110)
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#8. Librarians and media collections specialists

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $59,860
- #137 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,920
- Employment: 135,690
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA ($89,880)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,390)
--- Merced, CA ($87,800)
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#7. Education teachers, postsecondary

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $64,010
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $74,560
- Employment: 61,300
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Rochester, NY ($108,450)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($107,300)
--- Toledo, OH ($106,940)
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#6. Instructional coordinators

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $66,680
- #135 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,180
- Employment: 176,690
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jackson, MI ($117,990)
--- New Haven, CT ($111,750)
--- Warner Robins, GA ($103,980)
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COD Newsroom // Flickr

#5. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $68,290
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,180
- Employment: 67,930
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($138,190)
--- Fresno, CA ($128,540)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($121,070)
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#4. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $68,380
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,700
- Employment: 53,090
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($143,420)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($142,610)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($140,810)
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#3. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $70,870
- #74 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,330
- Employment: 51,150
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($143,390)
--- Fresno, CA ($127,330)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($124,750)
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#2. Business teachers, postsecondary

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $73,760
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,440
- Employment: 83,920
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- College Station-Bryan, TX ($177,360)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($154,210)
--- Tuscaloosa, AL ($141,870)
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#1. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
- Annual mean salary: $74,180
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,160
- Employment: 59,680
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($120,980)
--- Rochester, NY ($108,480)
--- New Haven, CT ($107,320)

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