How much do graduates with a Bachelor’s in Education Studies get paid?

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Like most education jobs, with the exclusion of top administrative positions, these are not jobs that will make you rich in a hurry. Education jobs are for people passionate about children, who want to bring positive change to society, and who want to serve those who are less fortunate. Those involved in education fields are those who feel called to a higher purpose.

As for those with a Bachelor's in Education Studies, jobs are plentiful and incredibly diverse. See our FAQ on “What can I do with a Bachelor of Education Studies Degree” for the complete list of jobs. For the sake of space, we can only show a few examples of jobs and job salaries from the many available. There are overarching areas, with many jobs available within each: Children, Family and Community Outreach, Youth Development, Nonprofit/Social Service Organizations,

Education jobs are for people passionate about people, who want to bring positive change to society, and who want to serve those who are less fortunate.

Early Childhood Education (Non-certification), Higher Education/Student Affairs, Entrepreneurship, Social and Educational Policy, Curriculum Development, Corporate Careers, Education Law, Classroom Teaching (Alternative to Traditional Licensure), and Development of Educational Programs are covered in our FAQs, but this list is not exhaustive.

Here are some examples of jobs, salaries, and outlook should you decide to earn a Bachelor’s in Education Studies from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Payscale.

  • Adult Education - $50,650 per year
  • Museum Programs and Exhibitions - $47,230 per year (education requirements vary)
  • Education publishers - $57,210 per year
  • Social Worker - $46,890 per year
  • Day Care Administration - $45,790 per year
  • Community Outreach Coordinator - $40,095 per year
  • Lobbyist/Public Relations Specialist - $70,511 per year
  • Headstart (Preschool) Teacher - $28,790 per year
  • Research analyst - $62,560 per year (“Market Analyst” in BLS)
  • Boys and Girls Club
    • Director of Operations - $46,000
    • Program Director, Non-Profit- $35,608
    • Education Director -$39,908
    • Marketing Manager - $57,323
  • YMCA
  • Program Director, Non-Profit- $38,000
  • Wellness Director- $42,979
  • Membership Director- $38,374
  • Director, Child Care- $41,594
  • Human Resources (HR) Director -$65,000
  • Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization - $36,050
  • Teach for America (Source: Glassdoor)
    • Teach for America Corps Member- $40,014
    • Program Director- $56,893

As you peruse these jobs, the average salary range is about $35,000 to $60,000. This range is similar to public teaching, though, with experience and benefits, public school teaching positions often pay more. The mean salary for Kindergarten and Elementary School teachers is $55,490 per year, while high school teachers make an average of $ 58,030 annually. However, the top ten percent earned more than $92,920 as a high school teacher and $81,210 as an elementary school teacher.

Job outlook depends entirely on the particular field and position, however, on average, education related jobs continue to grow at or above average, which is seven percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Something worth noting in your examination of salaries and job outlook based on the Bachelor’s of Education Studies is that positions requiring a master’s degree are within your reach following your undergraduate degree in Education Studies. In fact, many students choose the Education Studies major to explore the field and enter the job market. This path may be a good idea as you can determine exactly where your passion lies and focus on that area. If there are opportunities for career advancement, a sound basis in Education Studies will set you on another pathway for future success. Should you determine you’d like to teach in public schools, there are also available options through post-baccalaureate degrees, MATs, and licensure-only programs that will build on your undergraduate degree.