Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teacher Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers among California 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 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,710
25th Percentile Wage
$62,650
50th Percentile Wage
$86,860
75th Percentile Wage
$119,650
90th Percentile Wage
$162,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $162,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,710.

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 postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers 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 postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201686,8601.02%8.01%
201585,9708.46%-
201478,7007.43%-
201372,850-9.68%-
201279,900--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in state of California ranges from $77,620 to $142,620. The highest paying area for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $142,620. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $116,130). The lowest paying area is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $77,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$142,620
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$116,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$108,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$88,070
Fresno
$87,880
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$86,750
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$85,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$80,980
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$80,450
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$77,620


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