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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,850
25th Percentile Wage
$66,880
50th Percentile Wage
$97,870
75th Percentile Wage
$150,470
90th Percentile Wage
$203,380

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 $203,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $97,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,850.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$97,870
-5.26% 8.20%
2016
$103,020
-4.11% -
2015
$107,250
8.22% -
2014
$98,430
5.26% -
2013
$93,250
3.66% -
2012
$89,840
- -

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 $90,440 to $110,320. The highest paying area for postsecondary chemistry teachers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $110,320. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $107,330). The lowest paying area is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $90,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$110,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$107,330
Fresno
$105,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$104,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$104,160
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$101,010
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$98,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$98,230
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$93,690
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$90,440




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