Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary english language and literature teachers amongst California metropolitan 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 English Language and Literature Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,530
25th Percentile Wage
$59,830
50th Percentile Wage
$92,410
75th Percentile Wage
$147,940
90th Percentile Wage
$200,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $200,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$92,410
-2.56% 6.73%
2016
$94,780
12.44% -
2015
$82,990
6.68% -
2014
$77,450
4.17% -
2013
$74,220
-16.13% -
2012
$86,190
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary english language and literature teachers in state of California ranges from $70,340 to $126,960. The highest paying area for postsecondary english language and literature teachers in California is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $126,960. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Fresno (mean annual salary $111,610). The lowest paying area is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $70,340.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$126,960
Fresno
$111,610
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$109,500
Bakersfield-Delano
$94,990
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$93,330
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$89,720
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$86,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$86,590
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$85,260
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$85,110
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$82,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$79,020
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$76,080
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$70,340




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