Teacher salary in California

Average salary
$66,000/yr
Based on 58,898 income tax records
$23,000
$106,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$23,000
$106,000
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

How much do Teachers make?
The average total salary for a Teacher is $66,000 per year. This is based on data from 58,898 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Teacher and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Teacher salary can vary between $23,000 to $106,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Teacher salary by location

Teacher salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Sequoia Union High School District, California
120 income tax records
$98,500/yr
$81K – $114K
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Oxnard Union High School District, California
102 income tax records
$95,500/yr
$82K – $102K
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Anaheim Union High School District, California
103 income tax records
$95,500/yr
$85K – $104K
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Coronanorco Unified School District, California
229 income tax records
$94,000/yr
$78K – $101K
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Garden Grove Unified School District, California
188 income tax records
$93,000/yr
$78K – $104K
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East Side Union High School District, California
162 income tax records
$91,500/yr
$75K – $104K
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Antelope Valley Union H, California
103 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$71K – $100K
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Hayward Unified School District, California
166 income tax records
$89,000/yr
$73K – $101K
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Santa Ana Unified School District, California
193 income tax records
$88,500/yr
$72K – $102K
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Newport Mesa Unified School District, California
150 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$69K – $98K
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Palo Alto Usd, California
1,475 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$70K – $101K
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Dublin Unified School District, California
120 income tax records
$86,500/yr
$75K – $95K
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Ontariomontclair School District, California
109 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$69K – $90K
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Salinas Union High School, California
137 income tax records
$84,000/yr
$71K – $92K
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Grossmont Union High School District, California
126 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$67K – $95K
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Moreno Valley Unified School District, California
180 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$69K – $94K
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Modesto City Schools, California
212 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$66K – $94K
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Fontana Unified Sd, California
165 income tax records
$82,000/yr
$68K – $97K
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San Bernardino City Unified, California
305 income tax records
$82,000/yr
$64K – $97K
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Saddleback Valley Unified Dist, California
145 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$62K – $94K
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Tustin Unified School District, California
124 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$64K – $89K
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Long Beach Unified School District, California
313 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$62K – $97K
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Riverside Unified School District, California
1,963 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$65K – $94K
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Kern High School District, California
264 income tax records
$80,500/yr
$66K – $92K
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San Mateofoster City Sd, California
109 income tax records
$80,500/yr
$66K – $95K
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Redlands Unified Sd, California
150 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$69K – $93K
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Fremont Unified School District, California
259 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$71K – $90K
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Colton Joint Unified Sd, California
145 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$65K – $93K
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Pleasanton Unified School District, California
120 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$68K – $92K
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Conejo Valley Unified School Dis, California
101 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$55K – $89K
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Rialto Unified School District, California
135 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$64K – $90K
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Capistrano Unified School District, California
241 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$64K – $92K
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Chino Valley Unified Sd, California
129 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$64K – $90K
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Antioch Unified School District, California
111 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$64K – $90K
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Sweetwater Union High School District, California
241 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$67K – $88K
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Glendale Unified, California
112 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$61K – $90K
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William S Hart Union High, California
139 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$63K – $84K
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Palmdale School District, California
105 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$62K – $88K
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Placentiayorba Linda Unified, California
115 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$61K – $88K
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San Ramon Valley Unified Sd, California
274 income tax records
$76,000/yr
$64K – $88K
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Tulare County, California
428 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$62K – $90K
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Oceanside Unified School District, California
127 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$65K – $87K
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Kipp Bay Area Schools, California
110 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$66K – $79K
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Cupertino Union School District, California
117 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$63K – $86K
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San Francisco Unified School District, California
757 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$65K – $85K
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Sacramento City Unified School D, California
343 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$60K – $86K
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State Of California, California
302 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$55K – $90K
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Orange Unified School District, California
125 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$62K – $85K
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Rocklin Unified School District, California
109 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$62K – $90K
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San Diego Unified School District, California
794 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$59K – $88K

Teacher demographics in California

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47% are single
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53% are married
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46% have kids
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58% own a home

Teacher salaries by age in California

$0
$20,000
$40,000
$60,000
$80,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Teachers in California

58,898 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a teacher in California is $66,000 per year. Teacher salaries in California can vary between $23,000 to $106,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 58,898 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as teacher.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for teachers in California: Sequoia Union High School District ($98,500 a year), Oxnard Union High School District ($95,500 a year), and Anaheim Union High School District ($95,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for teachers in California: Indio, CA ($84,500 a year), Highland, CA ($81,500 a year), and San Mateo, CA ($79,000 a year).
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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
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.