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 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 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,380
25th Percentile Wage
$48,610
50th Percentile Wage
$62,760
75th Percentile Wage
$79,850
90th Percentile Wage
$94,210

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 $94,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,380.

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 kindergarten teachers, except special education 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 kindergarten teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,760-1.88%-3.30%
201563,9400.23%-
201463,790-1.30%-
201364,620-0.32%-
201264,830--

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 $49,040 to $73,140. The highest paying area for kindergarten teachers, except special education in California is Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta with a median annual salary of $73,140. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Hanford-Corcoran (mean annual salary $72,900). The lowest paying area is Chico with a median annual salary of $49,040.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$73,140
Hanford-Corcoran
$72,900
Modesto
$72,890
Yuba City
$71,460
Stockton
$70,920
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$70,660
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$70,600
Redding
$70,370
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$69,190
Napa
$68,690
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$67,770
Madera-Chowchilla
$67,410
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$66,580
Visalia-Porterville
$66,150
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$65,930
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$65,850
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$64,420
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$62,480
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$62,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$62,220
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$61,910
Salinas
$61,490
Bakersfield-Delano
$61,090
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$61,050
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$61,010
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$60,250
Vallejo-Fairfield
$59,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$59,210
Fresno
$59,190
El Centro
$57,790
Merced
$56,720
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$50,940
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$50,900
Chico
$49,040



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