Preschool Special Education Teacher Salary Information in California

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,410
25th Percentile Wage
$35,550
50th Percentile Wage
$47,270
75th Percentile Wage
$68,650
90th Percentile Wage
$83,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool 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 $83,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,410.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,270
-8.17% -21.20%
2016
$51,130
-38.22% -
2015
$70,670
2.79% -
2014
$68,700
4.60% -
2013
$65,540
12.59% -
2012
$57,290
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool Special Education Teachers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool special education teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool special education teachers in state of California ranges from $35,680 to $79,620. The highest paying area for preschool special education teachers in California is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $79,620. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $76,830). The lowest paying area is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale with a median annual salary of $35,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$79,620
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$76,830
Fresno
$75,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$72,150
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$69,140
Bakersfield-Delano
$56,090
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$47,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$45,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$43,650
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$38,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$35,680




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