Postsecondary Computer Science Teacher Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,980
25th Percentile Wage
$66,730
50th Percentile Wage
$99,640
75th Percentile Wage
$149,140
90th Percentile Wage
$196,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary computer 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 $196,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$99,640
-4.76% 9.63%
2016
$104,380
12.44% -
2015
$91,390
1.77% -
2014
$89,770
9.77% -
2013
$81,000
-11.16% -
2012
$90,040
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary computer science teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary computer science teachers in state of California ranges from $78,440 to $119,690. The highest paying area for postsecondary computer science teachers in California is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $119,690. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $107,120). The lowest paying area is Santa Rosa-Petaluma with a median annual salary of $78,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$119,690
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$107,120
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$106,760
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$101,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$100,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$98,660
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$96,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$91,130
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$90,700
Redding
$85,330
Stockton
$83,680
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$78,800
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$78,440




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