Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teacher Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers among 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 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,800
25th Percentile Wage
$64,630
50th Percentile Wage
$87,140
75th Percentile Wage
$129,260
90th Percentile Wage
$185,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $185,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201687,140-2.77%-20.58%
201589,550-8.57%-
201497,220-0.27%-
201397,480-7.79%-
2012105,070--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers in state of California ranges from $75,780 to $136,000. The highest paying area for postsecondary atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers in California is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $136,000. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (mean annual salary $110,450). The lowest paying area is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $75,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$136,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$110,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$106,640
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$103,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$92,860
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$79,450
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$75,780


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