High School Teachers in California
Is California a good place for you to work as a High School Teacher?
You’re in luck! Jobs for High School Teachers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for High School Teachers in California is growing faster than average.
High School Teachers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many High School Teachers Work in California?
In 2018, there were 112,960 High School Teachers working in the state.
There were 107,680 High School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 5,280 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 13,930 High School Teachers working in it, which means California has more High School Teachers than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for High School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 8,260 annual job openings, and 114,200 total jobs in 2026 for High School Teachers in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 79,500 annual jobs and 1,095,500 total jobs in 2026.
What do High School Teachers Make in California?
In 2018 wages for High School Teachers ranged from $51,970 to $110,140 with $82,670 being the median annual salary.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for High School Teachers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most High School Teachers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||41,490||$83,610|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||12,150||$84,310|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||11,640||$84,490|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||10,570||$80,640|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||6,550||$86,740|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||3,150||$74,750|
|Santa Rosa, CA||880||$76,550|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||770||$78,150|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||690||$79,270|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||640||$71,150|
|El Centro, CA||540||$83,190|
Top States for High School Teachers Employment
View the list below to see where most High School Teachers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where High School Teachers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
Related Careers in CA
You may also be interested in the following careers:
|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School||4,620|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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