Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers among California cities 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 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,950
25th Percentile Wage
$58,770
50th Percentile Wage
$85,810
75th Percentile Wage
$129,080
90th Percentile Wage
$187,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $187,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$85,810
-2.73% 9.33%
2016
$88,150
8.58% -
2015
$80,590
2.85% -
2014
$78,290
10.24% -
2013
$70,270
-10.72% -
2012
$77,800
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in state of California ranges from $65,080 to $114,550. The highest paying area for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in California is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $114,550. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine (mean annual salary $105,150). The lowest paying area is Napa with a median annual salary of $65,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bakersfield-Delano
$114,550
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$105,150
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$98,420
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$95,500
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$95,490
Fresno
$93,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$80,010
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$78,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$78,200
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$73,800
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$73,540
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$71,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$68,330
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$66,280
Napa
$65,080




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