Kindergarten Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for kindergarten 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 kindergarten teachers, except special education among 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 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,180
25th Percentile Wage
$49,600
50th Percentile Wage
$66,440
75th Percentile Wage
$83,200
90th Percentile Wage
$97,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten 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 $97,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,440
5.54% 2.42%
2016
$62,760
-1.88% -
2015
$63,940
0.23% -
2014
$63,790
-1.30% -
2013
$64,620
-0.32% -
2012
$64,830
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of kindergarten teachers, except special education in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of kindergarten teachers, except special education in state of California ranges from $45,200 to $79,270. The highest paying area for kindergarten teachers, except special education in California is Yuba City with a median annual salary of $79,270. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Modesto (mean annual salary $77,890). The lowest paying area is Chico with a median annual salary of $45,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Yuba City
$79,270
Modesto
$77,890
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$76,390
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$75,610
Salinas
$75,130
Visalia-Porterville
$74,050
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$73,140
Hanford-Corcoran
$73,060
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$71,470
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$70,960
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$70,600
Stockton
$70,420
Redding
$70,370
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$69,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$69,410
Napa
$68,690
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$68,290
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$65,930
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$65,300
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$64,380
Bakersfield-Delano
$64,200
Merced
$63,900
Fresno
$63,620
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$63,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$62,220
Vallejo-Fairfield
$60,120
Madera-Chowchilla
$59,880
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$57,850
El Centro
$56,680
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$56,190
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$54,780
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$50,900
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$49,010
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$45,930
Chico
$45,200




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