Hate to tell you, no retire teacher in California is receiving $100,000/year. Administrators yes, teachers no. the average teacher makes about $50,000/ year. They do not pay into SSI. Therefore when they retire they cannot collect SSI. The only way a teacher can collect SSI is if they have enough quarters in SSI. Even then they only get about 75% of what they would have gotten. After 30 years a teacher in Calif. will receive about 70% of their regular pay. Also teachers do not get paid summer vacations. Money is taken from their pay check every month to pay for the summers they are off.