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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,130
25th Percentile Wage
$58,730
50th Percentile Wage
$80,950
75th Percentile Wage
$115,140
90th Percentile Wage
$157,470

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 $157,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,130.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$80,950
-7.30% 1.30%
2016
$86,860
1.02% -
2015
$85,970
8.46% -
2014
$78,700
7.43% -
2013
$72,850
-9.68% -
2012
$79,900
- -

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 $80,730 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 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $80,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$142,620
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$116,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$110,030
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$93,950
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
$80,730




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