Middle School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,750
25th Percentile Wage
$55,260
50th Percentile Wage
$69,610
75th Percentile Wage
$84,510
90th Percentile Wage
$98,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,750.

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 middle school teachers, except special and career/technical 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 middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,6100.66%1.35%
201569,1502.10%-
201467,7000.25%-
201367,530-1.69%-
201268,670--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in state of California ranges from $42,690 to $88,220. The highest paying area for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in California is Yuba City with a median annual salary of $88,220. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (mean annual salary $81,700). The lowest paying area is Hanford-Corcoran with a median annual salary of $42,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Yuba City
$88,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$81,700
Napa
$77,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$77,060
El Centro
$75,860
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$73,970
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$73,550
Salinas
$72,840
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$72,710
Bakersfield-Delano
$72,650
Merced
$71,410
Modesto
$71,000
Madera-Chowchilla
$70,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$70,230
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$68,650
Stockton
$68,540
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$68,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$68,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$67,710
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$67,370
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$67,340
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$65,640
Chico
$65,450
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$64,790
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$64,120
Vallejo-Fairfield
$64,010
Redding
$62,830
Visalia-Porterville
$62,330
Fresno
$61,430
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$61,210
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$60,150
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$56,640
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$55,920
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$51,760
Hanford-Corcoran
$42,690


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