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 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 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,930
25th Percentile Wage
$61,430
50th Percentile Wage
$77,980
75th Percentile Wage
$94,170
90th Percentile Wage
$104,880

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 $104,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,930.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,980
3.74% 11.85%
2016
$75,060
0.40% -
2015
$74,760
2.72% -
2014
$72,730
5.09% -
2013
$69,030
0.42% -
2012
$68,740
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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 $59,070 to $84,850. The highest paying area for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in California is Hanford-Corcoran with a median annual salary of $84,850. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine (mean annual salary $83,020). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Hanford-Corcoran
$84,850
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$83,020
Madera-Chowchilla
$82,870
Bakersfield-Delano
$82,430
El Centro
$82,200
Salinas
$80,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$80,260
Fresno
$79,190
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$78,560
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$77,400
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$76,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$76,610
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$76,200
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$75,960
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$75,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$74,800
Modesto
$74,350
Yuba City
$74,230
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$74,020
Stockton
$73,950
Chico
$73,720
Visalia-Porterville
$72,400
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$71,340
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$70,790
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$70,070
Merced
$69,480
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$68,500
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$68,180
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$64,650
Napa
$64,240
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$63,640
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$62,620
Vallejo-Fairfield
$60,870
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$59,070




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