Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool teachers, except special education in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool teachers, except special education amongst California metropolitan 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 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,590
25th Percentile Wage
$27,320
50th Percentile Wage
$33,670
75th Percentile Wage
$41,490
90th Percentile Wage
$51,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool teachers, except special education in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $51,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,590.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$33,670
3.06% 8.79%
2016
$32,640
2.82% -
2015
$31,720
1.67% -
2014
$31,190
-0.55% -
2013
$31,360
2.07% -
2012
$30,710
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in state of California ranges from $23,410 to $42,830. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $42,830. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $42,620). The lowest paying area is Hanford-Corcoran with a median annual salary of $23,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$42,830
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$42,620
El Centro
$42,070
Modesto
$41,410
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$39,490
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$37,740
Napa
$37,270
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$36,910
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$36,680
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$35,600
Merced
$34,980
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$34,030
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$33,620
Visalia-Porterville
$33,570
Stockton
$33,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$32,170
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$31,270
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$31,060
Salinas
$30,760
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$30,310
Fresno
$30,130
Bakersfield-Delano
$30,130
Madera-Chowchilla
$29,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$29,820
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$29,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$29,210
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$29,200
Yuba City
$28,700
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$28,510
Vallejo-Fairfield
$28,060
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$27,860
Redding
$25,850
Chico
$24,000
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$23,680
Hanford-Corcoran
$23,410




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