Middle School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in California

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Middle School Special Education Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,770
25th Percentile Wage
$58,090
50th Percentile Wage
$72,040
75th Percentile Wage
$89,700
90th Percentile Wage
$106,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle school special education teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of middle school special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,040
5.27% 13.34%
2016
$68,240
2.52% -
2015
$66,520
1.77% -
2014
$65,340
1.74% -
2013
$64,200
2.76% -
2012
$62,430
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Middle School Special Education Teachers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of middle school special education teachers in state of California ranges from $33,660 to $83,900. The highest paying area for middle school special education teachers in California is Napa with a median annual salary of $83,900. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura (mean annual salary $82,100). The lowest paying area is North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $33,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Napa
$83,900
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$82,100
Bakersfield-Delano
$81,020
Salinas
$80,290
Visalia-Porterville
$79,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$78,120
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$74,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$74,320
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$73,850
Modesto
$73,290
Merced
$71,000
Vallejo-Fairfield
$70,690
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$69,860
Chico
$69,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$68,790
Stockton
$68,590
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$68,220
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$68,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$67,450
El Centro
$65,800
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$65,440
Fresno
$65,400
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$64,820
Redding
$64,030
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$63,290
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$62,760
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$56,780
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$33,660




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