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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,850
25th Percentile Wage
$71,190
50th Percentile Wage
$108,690
75th Percentile Wage
$150,330
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 $108,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary economics teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary economics teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016108,6900.92%8.55%
2015107,6905.31%-
2014101,9705.39%-
201396,470-3.04%-
201299,400--

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 $133,760. The highest paying area for postsecondary economics teachers in California is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $133,760. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $120,990). 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
$133,760
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$120,990
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$116,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$111,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$107,040
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$97,430
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$95,300
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$76,240


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