Georgia By The Numbers: Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Rome

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 Rome, GA 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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#10. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Rome, GA
– Annual mean salary: $22,880
– #462 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 280

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)Georgia By The Numbers: Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Rome

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#9. Substitute teachers, short-term

Rome, GA
– Annual mean salary: $29,530
– #280 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)Georgia By The Numbers: Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Rome

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#8. Preschool teachers, except special education

Rome, GA
– Annual mean salary: $48,160
– #4 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 40

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)Georgia By The Numbers: Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Rome

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#7. Self-enrichment teachers

Rome, GA
– Annual mean salary: $49,350
– #71 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 40

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)Georgia By The Numbers: Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Rome

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#6. Career/technical education teachers, postsecondary

Rome, GA
– Annual mean salary: $56,590
– #191 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 60

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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#5. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Rome, GA
– Annual mean salary: $59,030
– #236 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 430

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)Georgia By The Numbers: Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Rome

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#4. Instructional coordinators

Rome, GA
– Annual mean salary: $59,150
– #361 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)Georgia By The Numbers: Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Rome

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#3. Career/technical education teachers, secondary school

Rome, GA
– Annual mean salary: $62,380
– #142 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 60

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)Georgia By The Numbers: Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Rome

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#2. Business teachers, postsecondary

Rome, GA
– Annual mean salary: $62,910
– #217 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 40

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)Georgia By The Numbers: Highest and lowest paying education jobs in Rome

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#1. Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary

Rome, GA
– Annual mean salary: $70,240
– #147 highest pay among all metros
– Employment: 40

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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