Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Amarillo

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

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 Amarillo, TX 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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#19. Substitute teachers, short-term

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $20,550
- #276 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 870

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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#18. Teaching assistants, postsecondary

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $23,710
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,460
- Employment: 137,500
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($59,650)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($57,670)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($57,330)
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#17. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $23,730
- #290 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 780

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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#16. Library technicians

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $26,130
- #267 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#15. Preschool teachers, except special education

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $32,660
- #153 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#14. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $47,390
- #188 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $54,020
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#12. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $56,770
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#11. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $58,120
- #141 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#10. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $58,620
- #175 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,180

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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#9. Special education teachers, middle school

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $60,730
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $61,010
- #125 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 630

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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#7. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $61,030
- #88 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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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#6. Special education teachers, secondary school

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $61,240
- #104 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $61,710
- #133 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 880

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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#4. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $63,780
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#3. Librarians and media collections specialists

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $65,460
- #71 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#2. Instructional coordinators

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $67,590
- #125 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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#1. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Amarillo, TX
- Annual mean salary: $115,770
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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