Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Harrisonburg

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

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 Harrisonburg, 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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#8. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Harrisonburg, VA
- Annual mean salary: $29,860
- #202 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

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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#7. Preschool teachers, except special education

Harrisonburg, VA
- Annual mean salary: $32,950
- #271 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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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#6. Self-enrichment teachers

Harrisonburg, VA
- Annual mean salary: $36,980
- #309 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

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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#5. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Harrisonburg, VA
- Annual mean salary: $50,890
- #415 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 780

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

Harrisonburg, VA
- Annual mean salary: $55,420
- #294 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

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

Harrisonburg, VA
- Annual mean salary: $56,620
- #317 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

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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#2. Librarians and media collections specialists

Harrisonburg, VA
- Annual mean salary: $57,390
- #209 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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#1. Instructional coordinators

Harrisonburg, VA
- Annual mean salary: $60,490
- #340 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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