Elementary School Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for elementary school teachers, except special education in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of elementary school teachers, except special education 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 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,020
25th Percentile Wage
$61,360
50th Percentile Wage
$78,290
75th Percentile Wage
$94,170
90th Percentile Wage
$104,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary school teachers, except special education in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $78,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,020.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of elementary school teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$78,290
5.31% 9.81%
2016
$74,130
1.65% -
2015
$72,910
2.59% -
2014
$71,020
0.82% -
2013
$70,440
-0.24% -
2012
$70,610
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in state of California ranges from $54,840 to $85,800. The highest paying area for elementary school teachers, except special education in California is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario with a median annual salary of $85,800. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Modesto (mean annual salary $82,200). The lowest paying area is Chico with a median annual salary of $54,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$85,800
Modesto
$82,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$80,760
Napa
$80,330
El Centro
$80,130
Yuba City
$78,370
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$78,200
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$78,050
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$77,220
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$76,860
Fresno
$76,800
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$76,650
Madera-Chowchilla
$76,550
Salinas
$76,050
Merced
$75,910
Hanford-Corcoran
$75,720
Bakersfield-Delano
$75,490
Redding
$74,870
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$74,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$74,380
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$74,350
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$74,100
Visalia-Porterville
$73,260
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$72,500
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$72,480
Vallejo-Fairfield
$72,230
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$71,630
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$71,490
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$70,900
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$70,590
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$70,240
Stockton
$70,190
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$68,410
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$62,620
Chico
$54,840




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