Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Killeen

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

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 Killeen-Temple, TX 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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#28. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $22,090
- #482 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,810

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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#27. Substitute teachers, short-term

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $24,640
- #356 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

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

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $29,450
- #305 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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. Library technicians

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $29,890
- #296 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#24. Self-enrichment teachers

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $32,390
- #414 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#23. Teaching assistants, postsecondary

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $36,660
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,170
- Employment: 121,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Arecibo, PR ($62,080)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($59,560)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($59,380)
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#22. Preschool teachers, except special education

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $41,640
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 560

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

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $47,280
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#20. Librarians and media collections specialists

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $57,410
- #208 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $58,830
- #155 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $59,430
- #220 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,150

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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#17. Special education teachers, middle school

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $59,700
- #151 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#16. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $59,920
- #178 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#15. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $60,150
- #213 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,330

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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#14. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $60,700
- #163 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#13. Special education teachers, secondary school

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $61,220
- #170 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $61,410
- #223 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,610

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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#11. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $65,920
- #81 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#10. Instructional coordinators

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $67,450
- #205 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

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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#9. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $68,390
- #123 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. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $69,850
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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. Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $72,380
- #79 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#6. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $72,830
- #105 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. Communications teachers, postsecondary

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $74,740
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $84,580
- Employment: 27,330
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($149,400)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($127,260)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($124,320)
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#4. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $79,110
- #101 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. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $80,640
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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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#2. Business teachers, postsecondary

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $89,060
- #142 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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

Killeen-Temple, TX
- Annual mean salary: $89,260
- #126 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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