Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers amongst 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 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,290
25th Percentile Wage
$66,950
50th Percentile Wage
$89,030
75th Percentile Wage
$119,190
90th Percentile Wage
$153,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $153,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,290.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,030
-4.28% 3.08%
2016
$92,840
5.77% -
2015
$87,480
-1.89% -
2014
$89,130
4.48% -
2013
$85,140
-1.35% -
2012
$86,290
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in state of California ranges from $65,090 to $114,320. The highest paying area for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $114,320. The second highest paying city/area in California State is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $110,050). The lowest paying area is Napa with a median annual salary of $65,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$114,320
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$110,050
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$100,920
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$94,120
Fresno
$93,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$92,550
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$91,450
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$91,210
Stockton
$89,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$88,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$86,750
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$84,030
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$82,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$80,730
Bakersfield-Delano
$80,060
Salinas
$78,850
Visalia-Porterville
$76,300
Napa
$65,090




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