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Teacher Jobs in California

California is home to approximately 6,287,800 students who attend 10,170 schools across the state. Areas of growth are clustered around metropolitan areas - making them ideal for first time teacher applicants to apply with a fair chance of landing a job in a short time. Some of the highest enrolments are clustered around Los Angeles, San Diego, and Long Beach. Starting wage for teachers in California is $41,259 which is slightly lower than the state's per capita personal income. However, teachers' regular salary increases compensate for this. While all teacher applicants are welcome, California's students currently need teachers certified in English, humanities, math, science, and special education.

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California Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

149,340

Salary Range

$59,090 - $100,590

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $59,090 to $100,590 a year in California. There are around ninety thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Redding960$69,440
Hanford, Corcoran890$74,020
San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande860$71,800
Madera850$74,500
Napa770$72,450
Chico670$57,530
Santa Cruz, Watsonville640$70,280
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale31$75,240
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario18$80,070
San Diego, Carlsbad11$72,130

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

7,020

Salary Range

$64,920 - $194,950

English teachers have a salary range between $64,920 to $194,950 a year in California, with over 7,020 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
San Diego, Carlsbad740$95,990
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine620$95,350
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario550$112,430
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco410$104,940
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade400$111,650
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara250$99,000
Fresno210$120,270
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale2-
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara-$91,390

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

104,530

Salary Range

$60,580 - $101,660

As a high school teacher in California you can expect to make between $60,580 - $101,660. There are around ninety thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
San Rafael890$70,400
Vallejo, Fairfield850$57,110
Hanford, Corcoran720$78,410
Chico720$72,440
San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande710$68,670
Yuba City460$83,520
Madera150$75,210
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale30$76,850
San Diego, Carlsbad10$72,740
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario9$74,020

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

1,520

Salary Range

$67,390 - $183,630

In California, a history teacher's salary may range from $67,390 to $183,630. There are around a thousand employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale410-
San Diego, Carlsbad250$101,410
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine140$107,550
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario120$107,980
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade90$83,140
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco80$98,520
Fresno60$115,730
Santa Cruz, Watsonville50$67,250
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara40$112,640

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

16,280

Salary Range

$48,610 - $94,210

Kindergarten teachers in California, can earn between $48,610 to $94,210 a year. There are around sixteen thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
San Diego, Carlsbad780$61,460
Stockton, Lodi530$69,400
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco520$74,230
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura440$62,580
Bakersfield440$61,540
Fresno410$59,040
Visalia, Porterville350$66,630
Salinas260$61,720
San Rafael240$59,420
Santa Rosa240$69,170

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

322,640

Salary Range

- - $101,660

As a math teacher in California you can expect to make between - - $101,660. California is home to about ninety thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
San Diego, Carlsbad580$101,400
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine560$99,480
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario410$117,010
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade350$111,840
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco190$99,450
Fresno150$134,500
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara100$114,370
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale1-
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara-$94,810

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

31,020

Salary Range

$26,320 - $64,150

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $26,320 to $64,150 a year in California. California is home to about thirty one thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura730$41,430
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara530$39,670
Fresno450$34,960
Bakersfield370$45,530
San Rafael370$53,850
Santa Rosa340$45,430
Modesto320$33,070
Chico230$35,180
Stockton, Lodi200$37,400
Vallejo, Fairfield190$38,570

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

48,570

Salary Range

$26,420 - $50,610

In California, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $26,420 to $50,610, with over 48,570 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Fresno920$28,610
Stockton, Lodi850$36,000
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura810$33,350
Bakersfield670$34,060
Santa Rosa650$38,030
Salinas510$38,390
Chico470$31,170
Modesto470$34,860
Santa Cruz, Watsonville390$34,650
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara390$40,940

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

27,240

Salary Range

$41,370 - $151,810

As a school administrator in California you can expect to make between $41,370 - $151,810. California is home to about twenty seven thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Oakland, Hayward, Berkeley900$52,470
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco640$55,790
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara630$60,350
San Diego, Carlsbad470$52,820
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine460$55,580
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario420$49,280
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade310$45,060
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura180$49,280
San Rafael170$80,100
Fresno120$71,140

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco850$114,560
Fresno790$113,210
Bakersfield580$104,230
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura460$125,460
Stockton, Lodi380$109,820
Modesto330$120,460
Visalia, Porterville300$117,220
Salinas270$115,160
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara260$111,160
Santa Rosa260$100,740

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

28,560

Salary Range

$43,780 - $102,680

School counselors in California, can earn between $43,780 to $102,680 a year, with over 28,560 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Bakersfield740$60,640
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura510$67,490
San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande400$54,930
Santa Cruz, Watsonville390$50,510
Visalia, Porterville380$53,290
Merced340$62,010
Modesto340$60,800
Santa Rosa330$62,270
Stockton, Lodi320$70,980
Salinas290$48,790

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

9,200

Salary Range

$56,350 - $106,740

School librarians have a salary range between $56,350 to $106,740 a year in California. California is home to about nine thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco880$80,800
San Diego, Carlsbad850$68,960
Oakland, Hayward, Berkeley750$78,730
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara670$83,950
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine660$73,400
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario620$68,020
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade510$72,870
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura200$61,950
Fresno170$71,470
Bakersfield140-

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

35,470

Salary Range

$36,900 - $104,830

In California, a special education teacher's salary may range from $36,900 to $104,830. California is home to about thirty five thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine140$68,110
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario110$48,260
San Diego, Carlsbad100-
Bakersfield-$57,790
Fresno-$76,450
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale-$40,390

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
San Diego, Carlsbad990$73,190
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara970$68,230
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco620$62,860
Fresno580$77,620
Stockton, Lodi340$65,450
Bakersfield320$65,280
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura260$66,220
Santa Rosa240$70,610
Visalia, Porterville190$67,970
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara150$67,590

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Oakland, Hayward, Berkeley790$67,110
San Diego, Carlsbad680$66,560
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario670$66,130
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade340$66,360
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine300$70,180
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara270$72,480
Fresno270$64,790
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco180$75,550
Stockton, Lodi130$65,110
Modesto130$74,730

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade940$67,310
San Diego, Carlsbad730$69,910
Oakland, Hayward, Berkeley680$84,100
Fresno360$84,170
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco300$72,330
Stockton, Lodi200$68,720
Bakersfield170$54,890
Modesto70$80,040
San Rafael70$79,100
Santa Rosa50$66,580

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

107,610

Salary Range

$33,820 - $50,320

In California, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $33,820 to $50,320. California is home to about ninety thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara870$39,640
Yuba City810$37,450
Hanford, Corcoran500$36,500
Madera430-
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale23$41,250
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario16$39,770
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine7$37,510
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade6$38,710
San Diego, Carlsbad6$38,090
Oakland, Hayward, Berkeley5$42,630

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

152,710

Salary Range

$25,710 - $45,350

In California, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $25,710 to $45,350. There are around ninety thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
El Centro990$28,930
Vallejo, Fairfield880$31,550
Santa Cruz, Watsonville870$33,050
Redding730$29,690
Napa690$29,620
Yuba City680$31,590
Madera500$31,080
Hanford, Corcoran450$30,120
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale39$31,830
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario17$32,550

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in California

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Los Angeles Unified School District1,01127,748
San Diego Unified School District2285,461
Fresno Unified School District1083,036
Elk Grove Unified School District663,012
Long Beach Unified School District892,967
San Francisco Unified School District1282,787
San Bernardino City Unified School District892,292
Santa Ana Unified School District602,145
Oakland Unified School District1252,105
Corona-Norco Unified School District522,017
San Juan Unified School District771,924
Capistrano Unified School District631,871
Sacramento City Unified School District871,870
Garden Grove Unified School District671,706
Riverside Unified School District501,621
Fontana Unified School District431,613
Sweetwater Union High School District311,575
Clovis Unified School District471,547
Stockton Unified School District621,434
San Jose Unified School District531,414
Kern High School District251,406
Twin Rivers Unified School District531,367
Moreno Valley Unified School District401,350
Fremont Unified School District431,330
Mount Diablo Unified School District521,324
Bakersfield City School District421,308
West Contra Costa Unified School District591,304
Poway Unified School District381,299
San Ramon Valley Unified School District361,262
Lodi Unified School District541,256
Chula Vista Elementary School District471,248
Modesto City Schools341,234
Temecula Valley Unified School District311,160
Chino Valley Unified School District361,127
Orange Unified School District411,118
Montebello Unified School District301,112
San Jose Unified School District231,093
Desert Sands Unified School District341,088
William S. Hart Union High School District211,072
Saddleback Valley Unified School District351,053
Visalia Unified School District401,046
Vista Unified School District341,043
Antelope Valley Union High School District151,031
Pomona Unified School District431,029
Rialto Unified School District301,014
Irvine Unified School District361,008
Colton Joint Unified School District27996
Glendale Unified School District34995
Compton Unified School District38995
Ontario-Montclair School District32989

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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