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Adult and Vocational Education Teachers


Earnings vary widely according to the subject, the number of courses taught, the teacher's experience, and the geographic region where the institution is located. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, career and technical education teachers earned a median annual wage of $55,200 in May 2014. The lowest paid 10 percent of these workers earned less than $37,940 a year, while the highest paid 10 percent earned more than $82,450 a year. Adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers earned between $28,290 and $81,990, with a median of $29,590. It is important to note, however, that many adult and vocational education teachers are employed part time, so actual salaries may be lower than those listed here. Also because of their frequent part-time employee status, they are often paid by the hour or by the course, with no health insurance or other benefits.

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