Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Waco

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

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 Waco, 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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#16. Substitute teachers, short-term

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $23,870
- #369 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#15. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $24,210
- #427 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,200

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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#14. Self-enrichment teachers

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $30,320
- #434 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#13. Preschool teachers, except special education

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $34,590
- #211 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

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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#12. Tutors

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $34,900
- #215 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 290

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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#11. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $50,860
- #416 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,210

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

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $51,230
- #397 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 610

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. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $51,360
- #350 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

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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#8. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $52,080
- #273 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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#7. Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $52,150
- #420 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 930

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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#6. Special education teachers, middle school

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $52,430
- #251 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#5. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $52,470
- #262 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

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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#4. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $56,470
- #217 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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#3. Librarians and media collections specialists

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $58,650
- #192 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#2. Special education teachers, secondary school

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $59,030
- #210 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#1. Instructional coordinators

Waco, TX
- Annual mean salary: $63,590
- #276 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 320

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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