Secondary School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,930
25th Percentile Wage
$60,580
50th Percentile Wage
$75,060
75th Percentile Wage
$90,630
90th Percentile Wage
$101,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,930.

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 secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education 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 secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201675,0600.40%8.42%
201574,7602.72%-
201472,7305.09%-
201369,0300.42%-
201268,740--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in state of California ranges from $49,780 to $85,820. The highest paying area for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in California is Yuba City with a median annual salary of $85,820. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine (mean annual salary $83,020). The lowest paying area is Vallejo-Fairfield with a median annual salary of $49,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Yuba City
$85,820
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$83,020
Fresno
$81,130
El Centro
$80,170
Hanford-Corcoran
$79,920
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$78,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$77,330
Madera-Chowchilla
$75,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$74,800
Salinas
$74,470
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$74,410
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$73,590
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$73,440
Modesto
$72,880
Stockton
$72,690
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$72,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$72,520
Visalia-Porterville
$72,150
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$71,820
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$70,920
Merced
$70,430
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$70,070
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$69,700
Bakersfield-Delano
$69,150
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$68,180
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$67,970
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$67,820
Napa
$64,240
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$63,860
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$59,070
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$58,510
Vallejo-Fairfield
$49,780


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