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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Psychology Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,580
25th Percentile Wage
$66,990
50th Percentile Wage
$94,510
75th Percentile Wage
$141,330
90th Percentile Wage
$193,260

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 $193,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,580.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postsecondary psychology teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary psychology teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201694,51014.42%19.42%
201580,8803.70%-
201477,8907.07%-
201372,380-5.22%-
201276,160--

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 $79,170 to $129,800. The highest paying area for postsecondary psychology teachers in California is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $129,800. 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 Francisco-Oakland-Fremont with a median annual salary of $79,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bakersfield-Delano
$129,800
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$123,270
Fresno
$112,090
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$108,500
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$94,580
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$90,450
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$90,140
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$89,220
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
$79,170


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