Postsecondary Psychology Teacher Salary Information in California

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,280
25th Percentile Wage
$63,200
50th Percentile Wage
$87,560
75th Percentile Wage
$133,560
90th Percentile Wage
$192,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary psychology teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $192,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,280.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$87,560
-7.94% 13.02%
2016
$94,510
14.42% -
2015
$80,880
3.70% -
2014
$77,890
7.07% -
2013
$72,380
-5.22% -
2012
$76,160
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary psychology teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary psychology teachers in state of California ranges from $74,110 to $132,880. The highest paying area for postsecondary psychology teachers in California is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $132,880. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine (mean annual salary $123,270). The lowest paying area is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $74,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bakersfield-Delano
$132,880
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$123,270
Fresno
$114,350
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$106,340
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$94,580
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$94,100
Salinas
$93,050
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$90,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$85,960
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$85,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$79,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$78,870
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$76,250
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$74,110




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