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Where in California Do You Want to Teach?

Use these resources to decide where you would like to teach:

Compare teachers' salaries:

Salaries vary between school districts and generally are based on experience and college units completed. Some districts pay bonuses for advanced degrees or extra duty.

Range: In the first quarter of 2012, the average wage for secondary school teachers, except special education, was $66,474; the average wage for elementary school teachers, except special education, was $66,513.

California’s Employment Development Department maintains a detailed databaseIcon indicating a URL to an external Web site of occupational wages, by region and year. Teachers’ salaries can be found by looking at the occupation codes (step #6) in the 252000 range.

Look up school district information: