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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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
$47,420
25th Percentile Wage
$58,640
50th Percentile Wage
$73,600
75th Percentile Wage
$89,680
90th Percentile Wage
$101,740

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 $101,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$73,600
5.42% 6.70%
2016
$69,610
0.66% -
2015
$69,150
2.10% -
2014
$67,700
0.25% -
2013
$67,530
-1.69% -
2012
$68,670
- -

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 $55,010 to $85,460. The highest paying area for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in California is Salinas with a median annual salary of $85,460. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (mean annual salary $84,290). The lowest paying area is Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salinas
$85,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$84,290
El Centro
$83,470
Yuba City
$80,810
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$79,650
Bakersfield-Delano
$79,530
Napa
$77,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$77,060
Merced
$75,070
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$75,020
Redding
$74,570
Modesto
$73,880
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$73,480
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$73,410
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$73,060
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$72,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$72,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$72,750
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$72,480
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$72,140
Stockton
$71,540
Madera-Chowchilla
$71,090
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$70,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$70,230
Chico
$69,250
Hanford-Corcoran
$67,540
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$65,640
Visalia-Porterville
$64,770
Fresno
$64,530
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$63,660
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$61,210
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$58,210
Vallejo-Fairfield
$57,810
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$56,680
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$55,010




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