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7.0% Jobs Projection
$74,840 Median Salary
3,850 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Middle School Teachers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Middle School Teachers in California is growing faster than average.

  • Middle School Teachers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Middle School Teachers Work in California?

In California, there were 46,500 people working as Middle School Teachers in the year 2018.

There were 50,820 Middle School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 4,320 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 8,180 Middle School Teachers working in it, which means California has more Middle School Teachers than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Middle School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 3,850 annual Middle School Teachers job openings in California, and 51,800 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 50,500 annual jobs and 677,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Middle School Teachers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Middle School Teachers ranged from $48,400 to $103,010 with $74,840 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Middle School Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Middle School Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 14,680 $78,040
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,320 $75,980
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,350 $69,880
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,180 $83,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,180 $73,570
Fresno, CA 2,830 $65,350
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 2,810 $68,730
Stockton-Lodi, CA 1,290 $79,950
Redding, CA 910 $76,710
Santa Rosa, CA 870 $63,120
Yuba City, CA 620 $82,610
Chico, CA 480 $70,480
Merced, CA 370 $76,910
Madera, CA 300 $77,890
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 240 $64,730

Top States for Middle School Teachers Employment

View the list below to see where most Middle School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 66,470 $56,510
California 46,500 $74,840
New York 39,950 $80,790
Ohio 32,080 $62,770
Florida 30,110 $51,300
New Jersey 24,980 $69,710
Georgia 24,530 $56,860
Illinois 22,320 $60,310
Pennsylvania 21,640 $65,270
North Carolina 18,640 $46,290
Virginia 17,130 $62,330
Massachusetts 16,910 $77,160
Wisconsin 13,240 $58,260
Colorado 13,070 $50,130
Missouri 12,840 $49,310
Michigan 12,750 $65,950
Maryland 12,450 $67,200
Tennessee 12,140 $50,310
Minnesota 11,510 $58,390
Indiana 11,510 $49,900

Below are the states where Middle School Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $80,790
Massachusetts $77,160
Connecticut $76,340
Rhode Island $75,250
California $74,840
Oregon $74,790
Alaska $72,640
District of Columbia $71,640
New Jersey $69,710
Maryland $67,200

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