Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Lubbock

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

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 Lubbock, 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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#30. Substitute teachers, short-term

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $21,480
- #397 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

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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#29. Tutors

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $23,720
- #336 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

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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#28. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $24,640
- #414 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,040

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. Teaching assistants, postsecondary

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $30,800
- #114 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#26. Preschool teachers, except special education

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $31,130
- #348 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

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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#25. Self-enrichment teachers

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $32,070
- #418 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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. Library technicians

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $33,800
- #210 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#23. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $49,390
- #327 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

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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#22. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $49,570
- #445 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,510

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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#21. Special education teachers, middle school

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $50,560
- #284 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $50,670
- #453 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,240

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

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $50,700
- #412 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

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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#18. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $51,290
- #352 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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#17. Special education teachers, secondary school

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $52,870
- #329 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 140

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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#16. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $54,960
- #242 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#15. Instructional coordinators

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $58,740
- #368 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#14. Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $61,250
- #82 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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#13. Librarians and media collections specialists

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $62,860
- #112 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#12. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $62,900
- #143 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#11. History teachers, postsecondary

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $68,000
- #75 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,460
- Employment: 18,590
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($148,420)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($129,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,560)

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#10. Communications teachers, postsecondary

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $69,130
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $69,540
- #99 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

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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#8. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $70,430
- #145 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

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. Psychology teachers, postsecondary

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $82,020
- #72 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#6. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $85,650
- #49 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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. Biological science teachers, postsecondary

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $86,230
- #80 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#4. Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $87,720
- #128 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

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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#3. Chemistry teachers, postsecondary

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $89,590
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#2. Computer science teachers, postsecondary

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $93,210
- #58 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#1. Business teachers, postsecondary

Lubbock, TX
- Annual mean salary: $124,710
- #22 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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