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Postsecondary Sociology Teacher Salary Information in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of postsecondary sociology teachers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of postsecondary sociology teachers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Postsecondary Sociology Teachers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,490
25th Percentile Wage
$77,980
50th Percentile Wage
$97,220
75th Percentile Wage
$120,940
90th Percentile Wage
$153,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary sociology teachers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $153,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $97,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $66,490.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$97,220
7.10% 42.16%
2015
$90,320
35.52% -
2014
$58,240
3.19% -
2013
$56,380
0.27% -
2012
$56,230
- -

Table 3. Compare Postsecondary Sociology Teacher Salary in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $97,220 in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is in the middle of salary range for postsecondary sociology teachers in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of postsecondary sociology teachers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 18.1 percent (18.1%) lower than that in the highest paying Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine and 14.5 percent (14.5%) higher than that in the lowest paying San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos.

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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