Postsecondary Communications Teacher Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,350
25th Percentile Wage
$60,350
50th Percentile Wage
$83,320
75th Percentile Wage
$117,480
90th Percentile Wage
$145,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary communications teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $145,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary communications teachers from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2015
$83,320
-4.40% -10.54%
2014
$86,990
4.60% -
2013
$82,990
-10.98% -
2012
$92,100
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary communications teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary communications teachers in state of California ranges from $74,600 to $130,760. The highest paying area for postsecondary communications teachers in California is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $130,760. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Fresno (mean annual salary $98,880). The lowest paying area is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $74,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$130,760
Fresno
$98,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$94,150
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$93,210
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$92,920
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$91,590
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$89,150
Stockton
$83,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$82,990
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$81,160
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$75,910
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$74,600




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