Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teacher Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers amongst California metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,480
25th Percentile Wage
$50,490
50th Percentile Wage
$78,970
75th Percentile Wage
$121,020
90th Percentile Wage
$181,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $181,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,970
-8.23% 9.97%
2016
$85,470
3.84% -
2015
$82,190
11.62% -
2014
$72,640
7.60% -
2013
$67,120
-5.93% -
2012
$71,100
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers in state of California ranges from $54,840 to $86,200. The highest paying area for postsecondary area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale with a median annual salary of $86,200. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville (mean annual salary $83,710). The lowest paying area is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $54,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$86,200
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$83,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$82,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$79,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$79,770
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$70,310
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$70,020
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$54,840




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