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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of middle school special education teachers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|El Centro|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |