Best Schools For Education Majors by Salary Potential

Do your research before picking a college to earn your bachelor’s degree in education. Check out the undergraduate education school rankings by salary.

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RankSchool NameEarly Career Pay
Mid-Career Pay
Rank:1School Name:Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityEarly Career Pay:$53,400Mid-Career Pay:$81,500
Rank:2School Name:Boston UniversityEarly Career Pay:$51,200Mid-Career Pay:$80,600
Rank:3School Name:Providence CollegeEarly Career Pay:$51,400Mid-Career Pay:$79,300
Rank:4School Name:San Francisco State UniversityEarly Career Pay:$51,400Mid-Career Pay:$78,900
Rank:5School Name:Wayland Baptist UniversityEarly Career Pay:$48,100Mid-Career Pay:$75,600
Rank:6School Name:James Madison UniversityEarly Career Pay:$47,700Mid-Career Pay:$74,900
Rank:7School Name:San Jose State UniversityEarly Career Pay:$47,500Mid-Career Pay:$74,500
Rank:8School Name:Southern Illinois University-CarbondaleEarly Career Pay:$46,500Mid-Career Pay:$74,300
Rank:9School Name:University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignEarly Career Pay:$46,900Mid-Career Pay:$73,900
Rank:10School Name:San Diego State UniversityEarly Career Pay:$46,200Mid-Career Pay:$73,600
Rank:11School Name:California State University-Long BeachEarly Career Pay:$45,700Mid-Career Pay:$72,300
Rank:12School Name:University of Colorado BoulderEarly Career Pay:$45,600Mid-Career Pay:$71,800
Rank:13School Name:University of Washington-Seattle CampusEarly Career Pay:$45,300Mid-Career Pay:$71,600
Rank:14School Name:The University of Texas at AustinEarly Career Pay:$47,000Mid-Career Pay:$71,500
Rank:15School Name:George Mason UniversityEarly Career Pay:$46,600Mid-Career Pay:$71,400
Rank:15School Name:Ithaca CollegeEarly Career Pay:$46,200Mid-Career Pay:$71,400
Rank:15School Name:Syracuse UniversityEarly Career Pay:$45,700Mid-Career Pay:$71,400
Rank:18School Name:West Virginia UniversityEarly Career Pay:$47,500Mid-Career Pay:$71,200
Rank:18School Name:University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh CampusEarly Career Pay:$46,400Mid-Career Pay:$71,200
Rank:20School Name:Texas Christian UniversityEarly Career Pay:$46,600Mid-Career Pay:$71,100
Rank:21School Name:Western Washington UniversityEarly Career Pay:$44,200Mid-Career Pay:$70,900
Rank:22School Name:University of North TexasEarly Career Pay:$45,000Mid-Career Pay:$70,800
Rank:22School Name:Miami University-OxfordEarly Career Pay:$42,900Mid-Career Pay:$70,800
Rank:22School Name:CUNY Queens CollegeEarly Career Pay:$45,900Mid-Career Pay:$70,800
Rank:22School Name:California State University-SacramentoEarly Career Pay:$45,200Mid-Career Pay:$70,800

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College Student

Education is often regarded as one of the most rewarding professional fields, but – unfortunately – it certainly isn’t one of the highest paid. Soften the financial blow of pursuing your dream career in education by using the alumni salary data from the colleges and universities included in PayScale’s College Salary Report. Make a smart financial decision when you join the ranks of famous teachers like Aristotle, Albert Einstein, and Maryam Mirzakhani. Though your aspirations may be noble, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to saddle yourself with mountains of student loan debt if you are going into a field that typically doesn’t pay a high salary.