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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|El Centro|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |
|Yuba City|| |
|North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |