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:San Francisco State UniversityEarly Career Pay:$51,800Mid-Career Pay:$79,600
Rank:2School Name:Providence CollegeEarly Career Pay:$51,800Mid-Career Pay:$79,300
Rank:3School Name:Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityEarly Career Pay:$52,600Mid-Career Pay:$79,200
Rank:4School Name:Ithaca CollegeEarly Career Pay:$51,500Mid-Career Pay:$78,000
Rank:4School Name:Boston UniversityEarly Career Pay:$50,100Mid-Career Pay:$78,000
Rank:6School Name:Pacific Lutheran UniversityEarly Career Pay:$49,900Mid-Career Pay:$76,800
Rank:7School Name:Southern Illinois University-CarbondaleEarly Career Pay:$47,800Mid-Career Pay:$75,000
Rank:8School Name:Wayland Baptist UniversityEarly Career Pay:$47,400Mid-Career Pay:$74,500
Rank:8School Name:University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignEarly Career Pay:$47,800Mid-Career Pay:$74,500
Rank:10School Name:San Diego State UniversityEarly Career Pay:$47,600Mid-Career Pay:$74,400
Rank:11School Name:James Madison UniversityEarly Career Pay:$47,100Mid-Career Pay:$73,900
Rank:12School Name:San Jose State UniversityEarly Career Pay:$47,500Mid-Career Pay:$73,400
Rank:13School Name:University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh CampusEarly Career Pay:$47,600Mid-Career Pay:$72,500
Rank:13School Name:University of Colorado BoulderEarly Career Pay:$46,600Mid-Career Pay:$72,500
Rank:15School Name:The University of Texas at AustinEarly Career Pay:$48,500Mid-Career Pay:$72,400
Rank:16School Name:Syracuse UniversityEarly Career Pay:$46,800Mid-Career Pay:$72,000
Rank:17School Name:Purdue University-Main CampusEarly Career Pay:$45,000Mid-Career Pay:$71,900
Rank:17School Name:Western Washington UniversityEarly Career Pay:$45,800Mid-Career Pay:$71,900
Rank:19School Name:California State University-Long BeachEarly Career Pay:$46,000Mid-Career Pay:$71,700
Rank:19School Name:California State University-FullertonEarly Career Pay:$45,900Mid-Career Pay:$71,700
Rank:21School Name:Seton Hall UniversityEarly Career Pay:$46,800Mid-Career Pay:$71,600
Rank:21School Name:Miami University-OxfordEarly Career Pay:$44,100Mid-Career Pay:$71,600
Rank:23School Name:Northwest Missouri State UniversityEarly Career Pay:$45,200Mid-Career Pay:$70,900
Rank:24School Name:Adelphi UniversityEarly Career Pay:$46,300Mid-Career Pay:$70,500
Rank:25School Name:North Carolina State University at RaleighEarly Career Pay:$45,600Mid-Career Pay:$70,400

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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.