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Education Salary Chart - Nationwide
( Nationwide, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco )

Who are the highest paid people in America? If you said doctors, you'd be correct. Surgeons ranked No. 1 among the highest-paid professions in the U.S. with an average salary of $190,280 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Anestheiologists were second with pay of $184,880 per year. Obstetricians and gynecologists were third with an average of $180,660. General internists came in fourth with $160,130 and general pediatricians were in the fifth spot with annual pay of $143,300.

But how do non-doctors, such as education workers measure up in earnings each year? See what education workers earn in the following salary charts. Data is compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Education, Training and Library Salaries

    Wage Estimates
Occupation Title

Employment

Median Hourly

Mean Hourly

Mean Annual

Education, Training, and Library Occupations

8,078,500 $19.04 $20.89 $43,450
Business Teachers, College 67,420 * * $67,500
Computer Science Teachers, College 38,520 * * $60,330
Mathematical Science Teachers, College 44,660 * * $58,850
Architecture Teachers, College 6,110 * * $65,740
Engineering Teachers, College 34,500 * * $78,780
Agricultural Science Teachers, College 11,460 * * $73,680
Biological Science Teachers, College 59,540 * * $77,690
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, College 8,810 * * $70,960
Chemistry Teachers, College 19,520 * * $65,400
Environmental Science Teachers, College 4,340 * * $66,020
Physics Teachers, College 13,310 * * $71,020
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, College 5,320 * * $66,700
Area, Ethnic and Cultural Studies Teachers, College 7,970 * * $62,480
Economics Teachers, College 12,670 * * $74,600
Geography Teachers, College 4,250 * * $61,790
Political Science Teachers, College 13,710 * * $65,760
Sociology Teachers, College 14,980 * * $59,030
Social Science Teachers, College 6,330 * * $66,060
Health Specialties Teachers, College 108,680 * * $82,450
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, College 37,020 * * $56,840
Education Teachers, College 51,320 * * $54,790
Library Science Teachers, College 3,960 * * $56,630
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, College 9,880 * * $52,930
Law Teachers, College 13,560 * * $95,570
Social Work Teachers, College 

7,440

*

*

$56,520

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, College 69,260 * * $55,340
Communications Teachers, College 22,320 * * $54,010
English Language and Literature Teachers, College 58,710 * * $53,950
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, College 23,830 * * $53,400
History Teachers, College 20,520 * * $59,450
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, College 18,340 * * $57,960
Graduate Teaching Assistants 117,970 * * $29,170
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, College 16,530 * * $48,960
Vocational Education Teachers, College 105,980 $20.07 $21.69 $45,110
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 

267,280

*

*

$67,540

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 348,690 $10.57 $12.09 $25,150
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 171,290 * * $45,250
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,486,650 * * $46,990
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 637,340 * * $47,890
Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 15,380 * * $46,080
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,015,740 * * $49,400
Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 96,600 * * $49,240
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 214,060 * * $47,820
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 103,480 * * $50,340
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 136,290 * * $50,880
Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 66,070 $19.84 $21.21 $44,110
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 141,650 $15.56 $17.68 $36,760
Teachers and Instructors, All Other

530,670

*

*

$33,510

Archivists 5,410 $17.99 $19.64 $40,850
Curators

8,790

$21.75

$23.64

$49,180

Museum Technicians and Conservators

9,370

 $16.39

$17.94

$37,320

Librarians 146,740 $22.79 $23.61 $49,110
Library Technicians 115,770 $12.33 $12.95 $26,940
Instructional Coordinators 112,880 $24.24 $25.66 $53,360
Teacher Assistants 1,260,400 * * $21,100
Education, Training and Library Workers, All Other 72,450 $14.37 $16.33 $33,970
* = not available, Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics