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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
Redding 960 $69,440
Hanford, Corcoran 890 $74,020
San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande 860 $71,800
Madera 850 $74,500
Napa 770 $72,450
Chico 670 $57,530
Santa Cruz, Watsonville 640 $70,280
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale 31 $75,240
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario 18 $80,070
San Diego, Carlsbad 11 $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, Carlsbad 740 $95,990
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine 620 $95,350
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario 550 $112,430
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco 410 $104,940
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade 400 $111,650
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara 250 $99,000
Fresno 210 $120,270
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale 2 -
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 Rafael 890 $70,400
Vallejo, Fairfield 850 $57,110
Hanford, Corcoran 720 $78,410
Chico 720 $72,440
San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande 710 $68,670
Yuba City 460 $83,520
Madera 150 $75,210
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale 30 $76,850
San Diego, Carlsbad 10 $72,740
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario 9 $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, Glendale 410 -
San Diego, Carlsbad 250 $101,410
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine 140 $107,550
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario 120 $107,980
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade 90 $83,140
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco 80 $98,520
Fresno 60 $115,730
Santa Cruz, Watsonville 50 $67,250
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara 40 $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, Carlsbad 780 $61,460
Stockton, Lodi 530 $69,400
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco 520 $74,230
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura 440 $62,580
Bakersfield 440 $61,540
Fresno 410 $59,040
Visalia, Porterville 350 $66,630
Salinas 260 $61,720
San Rafael 240 $59,420
Santa Rosa 240 $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, Carlsbad 580 $101,400
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine 560 $99,480
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario 410 $117,010
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade 350 $111,840
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco 190 $99,450
Fresno 150 $134,500
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara 100 $114,370
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale 1 -
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, Ventura 730 $41,430
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara 530 $39,670
Fresno 450 $34,960
Bakersfield 370 $45,530
San Rafael 370 $53,850
Santa Rosa 340 $45,430
Modesto 320 $33,070
Chico 230 $35,180
Stockton, Lodi 200 $37,400
Vallejo, Fairfield 190 $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
Fresno 920 $28,610
Stockton, Lodi 850 $36,000
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura 810 $33,350
Bakersfield 670 $34,060
Santa Rosa 650 $38,030
Salinas 510 $38,390
Chico 470 $31,170
Modesto 470 $34,860
Santa Cruz, Watsonville 390 $34,650
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara 390 $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, Berkeley 900 $52,470
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco 640 $55,790
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara 630 $60,350
San Diego, Carlsbad 470 $52,820
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine 460 $55,580
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario 420 $49,280
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade 310 $45,060
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura 180 $49,280
San Rafael 170 $80,100
Fresno 120 $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 Francisco 850 $114,560
Fresno 790 $113,210
Bakersfield 580 $104,230
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura 460 $125,460
Stockton, Lodi 380 $109,820
Modesto 330 $120,460
Visalia, Porterville 300 $117,220
Salinas 270 $115,160
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara 260 $111,160
Santa Rosa 260 $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
Bakersfield 740 $60,640
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura 510 $67,490
San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande 400 $54,930
Santa Cruz, Watsonville 390 $50,510
Visalia, Porterville 380 $53,290
Merced 340 $62,010
Modesto 340 $60,800
Santa Rosa 330 $62,270
Stockton, Lodi 320 $70,980
Salinas 290 $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 Francisco 880 $80,800
San Diego, Carlsbad 850 $68,960
Oakland, Hayward, Berkeley 750 $78,730
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara 670 $83,950
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine 660 $73,400
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario 620 $68,020
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade 510 $72,870
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura 200 $61,950
Fresno 170 $71,470
Bakersfield 140 -

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, Irvine 140 $68,110
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario 110 $48,260
San Diego, Carlsbad 100 -
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, Carlsbad 990 $73,190
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara 970 $68,230
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco 620 $62,860
Fresno 580 $77,620
Stockton, Lodi 340 $65,450
Bakersfield 320 $65,280
Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura 260 $66,220
Santa Rosa 240 $70,610
Visalia, Porterville 190 $67,970
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara 150 $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, Berkeley 790 $67,110
San Diego, Carlsbad 680 $66,560
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario 670 $66,130
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade 340 $66,360
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine 300 $70,180
San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara 270 $72,480
Fresno 270 $64,790
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco 180 $75,550
Stockton, Lodi 130 $65,110
Modesto 130 $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, Arcade 940 $67,310
San Diego, Carlsbad 730 $69,910
Oakland, Hayward, Berkeley 680 $84,100
Fresno 360 $84,170
San Francisco, Redwood City, South San Francisco 300 $72,330
Stockton, Lodi 200 $68,720
Bakersfield 170 $54,890
Modesto 70 $80,040
San Rafael 70 $79,100
Santa Rosa 50 $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 Barbara 870 $39,640
Yuba City 810 $37,450
Hanford, Corcoran 500 $36,500
Madera 430 -
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale 23 $41,250
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario 16 $39,770
Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine 7 $37,510
Sacramento, Roseville, Arden, Arcade 6 $38,710
San Diego, Carlsbad 6 $38,090
Oakland, Hayward, Berkeley 5 $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 Centro 990 $28,930
Vallejo, Fairfield 880 $31,550
Santa Cruz, Watsonville 870 $33,050
Redding 730 $29,690
Napa 690 $29,620
Yuba City 680 $31,590
Madera 500 $31,080
Hanford, Corcoran 450 $30,120
Los Angeles, Long Beach, Glendale 39 $31,830
Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario 17 $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 District Schools Teachers
Los Angeles Unified School District 1,011 27,748
San Diego Unified School District 228 5,461
Fresno Unified School District 108 3,036
Elk Grove Unified School District 66 3,012
Long Beach Unified School District 89 2,967
San Francisco Unified School District 128 2,787
San Bernardino City Unified School District 89 2,292
Santa Ana Unified School District 60 2,145
Oakland Unified School District 125 2,105
Corona-Norco Unified School District 52 2,017
San Juan Unified School District 77 1,924
Capistrano Unified School District 63 1,871
Sacramento City Unified School District 87 1,870
Garden Grove Unified School District 67 1,706
Riverside Unified School District 50 1,621
Fontana Unified School District 43 1,613
Sweetwater Union High School District 31 1,575
Clovis Unified School District 47 1,547
Stockton Unified School District 62 1,434
San Jose Unified School District 53 1,414
Kern High School District 25 1,406
Twin Rivers Unified School District 53 1,367
Moreno Valley Unified School District 40 1,350
Fremont Unified School District 43 1,330
Mount Diablo Unified School District 52 1,324
Bakersfield City School District 42 1,308
West Contra Costa Unified School District 59 1,304
Poway Unified School District 38 1,299
San Ramon Valley Unified School District 36 1,262
Lodi Unified School District 54 1,256
Chula Vista Elementary School District 47 1,248
Modesto City Schools 34 1,234
Temecula Valley Unified School District 31 1,160
Chino Valley Unified School District 36 1,127
Orange Unified School District 41 1,118
Montebello Unified School District 30 1,112
San Jose Unified School District 23 1,093
Desert Sands Unified School District 34 1,088
William S. Hart Union High School District 21 1,072
Saddleback Valley Unified School District 35 1,053
Visalia Unified School District 40 1,046
Vista Unified School District 34 1,043
Antelope Valley Union High School District 15 1,031
Pomona Unified School District 43 1,029
Rialto Unified School District 30 1,014
Irvine Unified School District 36 1,008
Colton Joint Unified School District 27 996
Glendale Unified School District 34 995
Compton Unified School District 38 995
Ontario-Montclair School District 32 989

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

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