Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teacher and Instructor Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors amongst California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,910
25th Percentile Wage
$49,240
50th Percentile Wage
$65,410
75th Percentile Wage
$79,890
90th Percentile Wage
$97,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,910.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.26
25th Percentile Wage
$23.67
50th Percentile Wage
$31.45
75th Percentile Wage
$38.40
90th Percentile Wage
$46.80

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.80. The median hourly salary is $31.45. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.26.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,410-4.86%-5.27%
201568,5905.96%-
201464,500-10.40%-
201371,2103.30%-
201268,860--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in state of California ranges from $28,310 to $81,230. The highest paying area for adult basic and secondary education and literacy teachers and instructors in California is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario with a median annual salary of $81,230. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Rosa-Petaluma (mean annual salary $76,070). The lowest paying area is Modesto with a median annual salary of $28,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$81,230
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$76,070
Bakersfield-Delano
$75,650
Stockton
$72,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$72,130
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$71,150
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$70,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$62,610
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$60,420
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$59,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$58,680
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$58,150
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$54,960
Fresno
$53,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$50,980
Merced
$48,460
Visalia-Porterville
$47,440
Modesto
$28,310


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