Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teacher Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers amongst 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 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,830
25th Percentile Wage
$55,210
50th Percentile Wage
$77,750
75th Percentile Wage
$119,540
90th Percentile Wage
$176,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $176,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,750
-14.56% 6.64%
2016
$89,070
8.02% -
2015
$81,930
12.50% -
2014
$71,690
5.40% -
2013
$67,820
-7.03% -
2012
$72,590
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in state of California ranges from $54,230 to $102,840. The highest paying area for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in California is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $102,840. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $82,190). The lowest paying area is Stockton with a median annual salary of $54,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$102,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$82,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$72,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$71,450
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$67,980
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$66,600
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$65,520
Fresno
$64,030
Stockton
$54,230




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