Postsecondary Economics Teacher Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,350
25th Percentile Wage
$68,890
50th Percentile Wage
$105,680
75th Percentile Wage
$169,760
90th Percentile Wage
$177,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary economics teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $177,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $105,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$105,680
-2.85% 5.94%
2016
$108,690
0.92% -
2015
$107,690
5.31% -
2014
$101,970
5.39% -
2013
$96,470
-3.04% -
2012
$99,400
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary economics teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary economics teachers in state of California ranges from $76,240 to $150,300. The highest paying area for postsecondary economics teachers in California is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $150,300. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (mean annual salary $121,260). The lowest paying area is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $76,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$150,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$121,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$120,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$111,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$107,040
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$101,740
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$95,300
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$94,310
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$76,240




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