Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Kingsport

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

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 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 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. Substitute teachers, short-term

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $23,840
- #371 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#24. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $25,460
- #383 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,220

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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#23. Self-enrichment teachers

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $31,900
- #422 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#22. Preschool teachers, except special education

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $32,890
- #273 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

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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#21. Tutors

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $35,560
- #207 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $49,780
- #133 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#19. Special education teachers, secondary school

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $51,110
- #366 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $51,320
- #287 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#17. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $54,030
- #294 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#16. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $54,620
- #225 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#15. Special education teachers, middle school

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $56,370
- #188 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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#14. Instructional coordinators

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $56,900
- #401 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $57,520
- #299 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 700

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. Sociology teachers, postsecondary

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $57,630
- #70 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#11. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $57,700
- #198 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $57,770
- #250 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

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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#9. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $57,950
- #140 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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#8. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $58,500
- #173 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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#7. Librarians and media collections specialists

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $59,340
- #173 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#6. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $59,980
- #162 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. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $60,910
- #194 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,160

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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#4. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $62,070
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $64,840
- #183 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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#2. Business teachers, postsecondary

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $66,870
- #205 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
- Annual mean salary: $74,520
- #166 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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