Salary Potential With an Online Education Degree

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people who have their bachelor’s degrees have an average salary of $51,206 per year, while those who have just a high school degree average $27,915 per year. That’s a difference of about $24,000 per year, and about $1 million over a lifetime. People who have their Master’s degrees make an average of $74,602 per year, which is a difference of almost $47,000 per year from those with only a high school diploma. By getting your online education degree, you could earn more than you ever imagined.

The following are a few examples of the typical careers that people with online education degrees have.

Kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school teachers on average make between $43,000 and $48,000 per year. According to The American Federation of Teachers, the starting salary for teachers is about $31,000 per year, depending on the amount of experience the candidate has, the location of the job, and if they have their education degree. More than half of all teachers belong to unions, specifically the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association. These unions negotiate the terms of employment, such as salaries and hours, with schools.

Teachers can earn extra income by coaching sports and teaching summer school, among other things. Teachers who work for private schools usually earn less than those working for public schools, but they may have other work related benefits, such as free or subsidized housing.

Postsecondary teachers, such as college professors, assistant professors and instructors, earn an average annual salary of $56,120. Salaries for this profession can range from less than $27,000 to more than $113,000 per year. Earnings vary according to the rank of the teacher, the institution they work for, where the job is located, and their field of expertise.

Education Administrators, such as principals, deans, and registrars, make around $77,000 per year on average. Salaries in this field can range from $50,000 to more than $140,000 per year, depending on the location and enrollment level of the school, the type of job they have, and whether they have their education degree. Administrators usually have great benefits. Some get up to 5 weeks of vacation time per year, and have generous health benefits and pensions. Many administrators who work in colleges and universities get free tuition for their families.

Librarians who have their online degrees have an average salary of $49,000 per year. Salaries in this field range from less than $30,000 to more than $74,000 per year. Librarians typically work for colleges, universities, professional schools, elementary and secondary schools, and local government. Salaries in this field can vary depending on the location, size of the institution, education of the candidate, and level of experience.

Counselors with an online education degree earn an average of $47,000 per year. Salaries range in this field from $27,000 to more than $75,000 per year. Counselors typically work for elementary and secondary schools, colleges, universities, professional schools, individual and family services, and vocational rehabilitation services.

Teacher’s assistants earn about $21,000 per year on average. Salaries in this field range from $14,000 to more than $31,000 per year, but vary depending on the school type, amount of responsibility, educational background, size of the school, and location of the job. Full time teacher’s assistants usually receive benefits, but part time teacher’s assistants do not.