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Education Salary Chart - Los Angeles
( Nationwide, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco )

The average salary for Los Angeles area workers was $40,180 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Anesthesiologists raked in the highest amount in the region with an average of $208,930. Surgeons came in behind at $189,170. Producers and directors in the region are doing pretty well with earnings of $109,470. Actors, on the other hand, earned an average of $67,100.

Here are average salaries by category as reported by the Bureau in a survey of employers for 2003. Salary info is for the Los Angeles and Long Beach metro area and covers 4,020,000 workers.

Education, Training and Library Salaries

  Wage Estimates
Occupation Title

Employment

Median Hourly

Mean Hourly

Mean Annual

Education, Training, and Library Occupations

248,580 $20.39 $22.28 $46,340
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 1,450 * * $77,250
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 590 * * $73,930
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 820 * * $67,350
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 210 * * $56,520
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary * * * $75,730
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 680 * * $70,330
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 330 * * $84,620
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary * * * $71,440
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary * * * $62,330
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 320 * * $69,920
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 100 * * $67,960
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 260 * * $62,630
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 170 * * $71,240
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary * * * $66,260
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 320 * * $73,030
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 450 * * $64,390
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 360 * * $62,570
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary * * * $88,260
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 410 * * $59,150
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 460 * * $52,990
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90 * * $73,230
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 160 * * $62,350
Law Teachers, Postsecondary * * * $86,230
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 150 * * $60,760
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 2,070 * * $70,820
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 1,140 * * $62,390
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 1,280 * * $73,130
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 590 * * $60,590
History Teachers, Postsecondary 220 * * $68,120
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary * * * $47,290
Graduate Teaching Assistants 8,670 * * $33,600
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 200 * * $60,250
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 3,360 $22.07 $25.59 $53,230
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 13,650 $10.70 $12.06 $25,080
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 2,880 * * $50,400
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 4,850 * * $52,090
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 36,040 * * $57,150
Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 820 * * $55,690
Special Education Teachers, Middle School * * * $47,320
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School * * * $57,470
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 3,750 $13.33 $15.04 $31,270
Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 820 $21.94 $24.99 $51,980
Librarians 3,040 $25.16 $25.96 $53,990
Library Technicians 3,020 $15.88 $15.47 $32,180
Audio-Visual Collections Specialists * $11.91 $11.84 $24,630
Instructional Coordinators 2,570 $17.17 $23.35 $48,570
Teacher Assistants 56,930 * * $25,940
* = not available, Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics