Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Wausau

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

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 Wausau, WI 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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#13. Preschool teachers, except special education

Wausau, WI
- Annual mean salary: $29,180
- #423 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

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. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Wausau, WI
- Annual mean salary: $30,570
- #175 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

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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#11. Library technicians

Wausau, WI
- Annual mean salary: $34,590
- #197 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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#10. Substitute teachers, short-term

Wausau, WI
- Annual mean salary: $41,220
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

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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#9. Self-enrichment teachers

Wausau, WI
- Annual mean salary: $49,700
- #68 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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#8. Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

Wausau, WI
- Annual mean salary: $53,920
- #296 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

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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#7. Kindergarten teachers, except special education

Wausau, WI
- Annual mean salary: $54,620
- #228 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

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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#6. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Wausau, WI
- Annual mean salary: $59,800
- #216 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

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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#5. Instructional coordinators

Wausau, WI
- Annual mean salary: $60,690
- #336 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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#4. Special education teachers, middle school

Wausau, WI
- Annual mean salary: $62,270
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

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

Wausau, WI
- Annual mean salary: $63,380
- #151 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

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

Wausau, WI
- Annual mean salary: $63,580
- #182 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

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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#1. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Wausau, WI
- Annual mean salary: $65,000
- #88 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

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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