Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Bellingham

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

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 Bellingham, WA 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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#25. Tutors

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $32,990
- #249 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#24. Preschool teachers, except special education

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $36,560
- #157 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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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#23. Teaching assistants, postsecondary

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $37,590
- #71 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

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. Substitute teachers, short-term

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $38,640
- #121 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

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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#21. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $40,220
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 940

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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#20. Self-enrichment teachers

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $42,650
- #174 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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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#19. Library technicians

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $47,190
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#18. Farm and home management educators

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $53,800
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,040
- Employment: 10,620
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Roanoke, VA ($109,110)
--- Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC ($93,140)
--- Richmond, VA ($92,090)
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#17. Adult basic education, adult secondary education, and english as a second language instructors

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $56,220
- #84 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#16. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $63,140
- #102 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $65,990
- #124 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#14. English language and literature teachers, postsecondary

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $66,060
- #126 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#13. Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $69,400
- #121 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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#12. Instructional coordinators

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $75,310
- #73 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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#11. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $75,960
- #99 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#10. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $76,670
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

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

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $77,830
- #46 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

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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#8. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $81,750
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 750

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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#7. Special education teachers, secondary school

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $81,800
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#6. Special education teachers, middle school

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $81,970
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

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. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $82,040
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

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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#4. Librarians and media collections specialists

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $83,000
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $84,840
- #36 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 380

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. Business teachers, postsecondary

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $85,920
- #157 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Bellingham, WA
- Annual mean salary: $91,360
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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