Postsecondary Education Teacher Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,060
25th Percentile Wage
$48,400
50th Percentile Wage
$72,250
75th Percentile Wage
$103,710
90th Percentile Wage
$143,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $143,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,060.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,250
0.46% 5.38%
2016
$71,920
-0.14% -
2015
$72,020
9.51% -
2014
$65,170
4.25% -
2013
$62,400
-9.55% -
2012
$68,360
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in state of California ranges from $61,120 to $92,680. The highest paying area for postsecondary education teachers in California is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $92,680. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta (mean annual salary $84,460). The lowest paying area is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale with a median annual salary of $61,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$92,680
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$84,460
Fresno
$82,800
Bakersfield-Delano
$82,500
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$81,690
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$81,170
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$80,330
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$76,740
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$76,130
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$70,950
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$68,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$67,530
Stockton
$63,160
Salinas
$61,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$61,120




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