Secondary School Special Education Teacher Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary 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 secondary school special education teachers among California metropolitan areas 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 Secondary School Special Education Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,900
25th Percentile Wage
$59,800
50th Percentile Wage
$76,620
75th Percentile Wage
$93,420
90th Percentile Wage
$104,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary 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 $104,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,900.

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 secondary 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 secondary school special education teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201676,6202.87%12.54%
201574,4205.07%-
201470,6505.32%-
201366,890-0.18%-
201267,010--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school special education teachers in state of California ranges from $29,770 to $90,660. The highest paying area for secondary school special education teachers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $90,660. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Fresno (mean annual salary $87,960). The lowest paying area is Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$90,660
Fresno
$87,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$82,960
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$82,680
Modesto
$82,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$78,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$78,890
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$78,450
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$74,810
Merced
$73,710
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$73,420
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$72,750
Visalia-Porterville
$70,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$70,100
Stockton
$70,070
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$68,880
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$68,710
Hanford-Corcoran
$68,020
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$67,810
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$66,830
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$62,140
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$61,910
Bakersfield-Delano
$56,230
Vallejo-Fairfield
$47,430
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$29,770


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