Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teacher Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary foreign 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 foreign language and literature teachers amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,430
25th Percentile Wage
$59,480
50th Percentile Wage
$81,860
75th Percentile Wage
$124,460
90th Percentile Wage
$182,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary foreign 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 $182,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,430.

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 foreign language and literature 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 foreign language and literature teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201681,8606.57%13.44%
201576,4800.33%-
201476,23010.21%-
201368,450-3.52%-
201270,860--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in state of California ranges from $71,170 to $130,020. The highest paying area for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in California is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $130,020. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Fresno (mean annual salary $93,860). The lowest paying area is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $71,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$130,020
Fresno
$93,860
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$89,610
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$89,160
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$82,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$82,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$77,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$74,580
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$71,170



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