Postsecondary Political Science Teacher Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary political science teachers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary political science teachers 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 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,860
25th Percentile Wage
$70,170
50th Percentile Wage
$98,800
75th Percentile Wage
$139,080
90th Percentile Wage
$207,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary political science teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $207,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $98,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,860.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$98,800
-0.95% 11.94%
2016
$99,740
3.13% -
2015
$96,620
12.47% -
2014
$84,570
3.46% -
2013
$81,640
-6.57% -
2012
$87,000
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Political Science Teachers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary political science teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary political science teachers in state of California ranges from $57,990 to $117,960. The highest paying area for postsecondary political science teachers in California is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $117,960. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (mean annual salary $108,000). The lowest paying area is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $57,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$117,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$108,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$101,390
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$101,250
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$101,020
Fresno
$99,800
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$99,300
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$98,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$93,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$57,990




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