Instructor salary in California

Average salary
Based on 956 income tax records
Average salary by age
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The average total salary for a Instructor is $44,000 per year. This is based on data from 956 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Instructor and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Instructor salary can vary between $17,500 to $116,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Instructor salary by company

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Salary range**
State Center Comm College Dist, California
12 income tax records
$22K – $109K
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, California
16 income tax records
$30K – $109K
US Department Of Defense, California
39 income tax records
$37K – $91K
State Of California, California
25 income tax records
$21K – $96K
San Joaquin Valley College, California
10 income tax records
$28K – $54K
University Of California, California
19 income tax records
$16K – $69K

Instructor demographics in California

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62% are single
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38% are married
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36% have kids
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44% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Instructors in California

956 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a instructor in California is $44,000 per year. Instructor salaries in California can vary between $17,500 to $116,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 956 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as instructor.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for instructors in California: State Center Comm College Dist ($86,500 a year), The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University ($82,000 a year), and US Department of Defense ($61,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for instructors in California: Chico, CA ($65,500 a year), Oakland, CA ($59,500 a year), and Oceanside, CA ($56,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.