Postsecondary Geography Teacher Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary geography teachers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary geography 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,600
25th Percentile Wage
$73,540
50th Percentile Wage
$100,160
75th Percentile Wage
$122,380
90th Percentile Wage
$148,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary geography teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $148,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $100,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,600.

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 geography 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 geography teachers from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2015100,16031.75%33.27%
201468,3607.48%-
201363,250-5.68%-
201266,840--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary geography teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary geography teachers in state of California ranges from $56,940 to $107,110. The highest paying area for postsecondary geography teachers in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana with a median annual salary of $107,110. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $104,760). The lowest paying area is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $56,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$107,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$104,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$56,940


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