Postsecondary Chemistry Teacher Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,900
25th Percentile Wage
$75,800
50th Percentile Wage
$103,020
75th Percentile Wage
$149,070
90th Percentile Wage
$199,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary chemistry teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $199,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,900.

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 chemistry 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 chemistry teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016103,020-4.11%12.79%
2015107,2508.22%-
201498,4305.26%-
201393,2503.66%-
201289,840--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary chemistry teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary chemistry teachers in state of California ranges from $93,830 to $112,580. The highest paying area for postsecondary chemistry teachers in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale with a median annual salary of $112,580. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $110,320). The lowest paying area is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $93,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$112,580
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$110,320
Fresno
$105,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$104,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$102,600
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$101,010
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$99,800
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$98,230
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$93,830


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