California teachers left behind in precipitous price recovery

Across the state, just 17 percent of homes for sale are realistically affordable on a teacher’s salary
  • Just 17 percent of homes for sale are affordable on the average teacher salary in California.
  • Silicon Valley offers no affordable homes for teachers, in both San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
  • About 60 percent of the homes for sale in Fresno, where teachers make around $77,000 per year, are affordable for local educators.

Living in a costly state like California, where home prices are through the roof, affording a place to live on a teacher salary is nearly impossible – especially in the Bay Area.