Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Wheeling

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

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 Wheeling, WV-OH 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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#11. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Wheeling, WV-OH
- Annual mean salary: $27,950
- #275 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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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#10. Preschool teachers, except special education

Wheeling, WV-OH
- Annual mean salary: $31,230
- #345 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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#9. Self-enrichment teachers

Wheeling, WV-OH
- Annual mean salary: $34,380
- #388 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#8. Substitute teachers, short-term

Wheeling, WV-OH
- Annual mean salary: $36,610
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

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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#7. Librarians and media collections specialists

Wheeling, WV-OH
- Annual mean salary: $42,460
- #448 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#6. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Wheeling, WV-OH
- Annual mean salary: $53,470
- #242 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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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#5. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Wheeling, WV-OH
- Annual mean salary: $53,870
- #297 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

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. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Wheeling, WV-OH
- Annual mean salary: $54,450
- #247 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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

Wheeling, WV-OH
- Annual mean salary: $54,660
- #314 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

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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#2. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Wheeling, WV-OH
- Annual mean salary: $54,920
- #318 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

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

Wheeling, WV-OH
- Annual mean salary: $59,220
- #269 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

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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