Postsecondary Vocational Education Teacher Salary Information in California

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,520
25th Percentile Wage
$42,200
50th Percentile Wage
$57,970
75th Percentile Wage
$86,350
90th Percentile Wage
$106,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary vocational 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 $106,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,520.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,970
2.28% -0.09%
2016
$56,650
-3.72% -
2015
$58,760
11.23% -
2014
$52,160
-8.53% -
2013
$56,610
-2.49% -
2012
$58,020
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary vocational education teachers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary vocational education teachers in state of California ranges from $40,090 to $100,390. The highest paying area for postsecondary vocational education teachers in California is Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $100,390. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Chico (mean annual salary $80,380). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $40,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$100,390
Chico
$80,380
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$68,240
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$66,380
Salinas
$64,950
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$64,880
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$62,990
El Centro
$62,500
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$62,380
Fresno
$62,310
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$62,310
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$60,760
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$60,510
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$60,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$60,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$59,790
Bakersfield-Delano
$58,030
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$56,580
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$56,160
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$53,240
Merced
$52,790
Vallejo-Fairfield
$52,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$52,560
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$50,480
Napa
$50,390
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$50,370
Stockton
$49,920
Redding
$45,770
Modesto
$42,170
Yuba City
$41,370
Visalia-Porterville
$40,090




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