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Substitute Teacher Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for substitute teachers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of substitute 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 Substitute Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,520
25th Percentile Wage
$33,820
50th Percentile Wage
$38,240
75th Percentile Wage
$45,240
90th Percentile Wage
$50,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for substitute teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,520.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.68
25th Percentile Wage
$16.26
50th Percentile Wage
$18.39
75th Percentile Wage
$21.75
90th Percentile Wage
$24.19

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for substitute teachers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.19. The median hourly salary is $18.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.68.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of substitute teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201638,2401.10%-0.13%
201537,8201.51%-
201437,250-1.34%-
201337,750-1.43%-
201238,290--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Substitute Teachers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of substitute teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of substitute teachers in state of California ranges from $29,360 to $43,780. The highest paying area for substitute teachers in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $43,780. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Redding (mean annual salary $43,620). The lowest paying area is Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$43,780
Redding
$43,620
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$43,260
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$41,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$40,750
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$39,860
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$39,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$38,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$38,710
Visalia-Porterville
$38,560
Vallejo-Fairfield
$38,480
Stockton
$38,340
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$37,660
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$37,210
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$37,160
Modesto
$36,910
Chico
$36,760
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$36,730
Yuba City
$36,630
Merced
$36,570
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$36,550
Madera-Chowchilla
$36,320
Salinas
$36,210
Napa
$36,200
Fresno
$36,180
Bakersfield-Delano
$36,120
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$35,760
El Centro
$35,610
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$35,220
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$35,080
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$33,280
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$32,940
Hanford-Corcoran
$32,020
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$31,190
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$29,360



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