Postsecondary Sociology Teacher Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary sociology teachers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary sociology 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,500
25th Percentile Wage
$64,280
50th Percentile Wage
$85,960
75th Percentile Wage
$126,460
90th Percentile Wage
$176,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary sociology teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $176,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$85,960
-7.15% -3.50%
2016
$92,110
7.39% -
2015
$85,300
1.69% -
2014
$83,860
9.41% -
2013
$75,970
-17.11% -
2012
$88,970
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary sociology teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary sociology teachers in state of California ranges from $83,160 to $118,740. The highest paying area for postsecondary sociology teachers in California is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $118,740. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (mean annual salary $117,450). The lowest paying area is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $83,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$118,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$117,450
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$97,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$93,160
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$91,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$90,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$89,320
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$87,540
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$84,700
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$83,160




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