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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,310
25th Percentile Wage
$54,690
50th Percentile Wage
$68,240
75th Percentile Wage
$82,870
90th Percentile Wage
$102,900

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 $102,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,310.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for middle school special education teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of middle school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,2402.52%8.51%
201566,5201.77%-
201465,3401.74%-
201364,2002.76%-
201262,430--

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 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $74,910). 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
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$74,910
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$72,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$71,690
Vallejo-Fairfield
$70,690
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$69,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$67,450
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$67,430
Stockton
$66,530
El Centro
$65,800
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$65,600
Fresno
$65,400
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$65,000
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$64,820
Redding
$64,030
Bakersfield-Delano
$60,940
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$60,260
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$59,530
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$33,660


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