Postsecondary Biological Science Teacher Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary biological science teachers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary biological science 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 Biological Science Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,950
25th Percentile Wage
$72,230
50th Percentile Wage
$105,190
75th Percentile Wage
$154,440
90th Percentile Wage
$206,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary biological science teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $206,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $105,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary biological science teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$105,190
4.01% 14.25%
2016
$100,970
6.52% -
2015
$94,390
5.68% -
2014
$89,030
-1.04% -
2013
$89,960
-0.27% -
2012
$90,200
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary biological science teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary biological science teachers in state of California ranges from $74,170 to $120,690. The highest paying area for postsecondary biological science teachers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $120,690. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville (mean annual salary $113,920). The lowest paying area is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $74,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$120,690
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$113,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$113,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$109,490
Fresno
$107,280
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$105,360
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$98,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$91,320
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$85,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$74,170




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