Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
37,930 2.1 % (4) $76,390 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,280 $50,500 $68,690 $93,230 $126,640
  (4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,900 0.98 (4) $79,350
Junior Colleges 8,860 1.16 (4) $66,940
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $50,140

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 8,860 1.16 (4) $66,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,900 0.98 (4) $79,350
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $50,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,900 0.98 (4) $79,350
Junior Colleges 8,860 1.16 (4) $66,940
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $50,140


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,620 0.31 1.09 (4) $86,890
New York 3,530 0.40 1.43 (4) $85,210
Texas 2,660 0.24 0.84 (4) $66,890
Pennsylvania 2,470 0.44 1.56 (4) $73,090
Florida 1,780 0.23 0.83 (4) $73,740



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 210 0.71 2.53 (4) $65,280
Pennsylvania 2,470 0.44 1.56 (4) $73,090
New Jersey 1,720 0.44 1.58 (4) $84,630
Massachusetts 1,420 0.43 1.52 (4) $96,890
New York 3,530 0.40 1.43 (4) $85,210



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,420 0.43 1.52 (4) $96,890
Rhode Island 160 0.35 1.26 (4) $95,330
Oregon 270 0.16 0.57 (4) $94,440
Maryland 510 0.20 0.71 (4) $90,390
California 4,620 0.31 1.09 (4) $86,890




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,120 0.39 1.40 (4) $89,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.34 1.20 (4) $89,690
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.54 1.92 (4) $70,940
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 670 0.51 1.81 (4) $84,720
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 660 0.37 1.31 (4) $117,620
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 650 0.67 2.40 (4) $91,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 650 0.27 0.97 (4) $82,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 630 0.34 1.22 (4) $72,880
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 570 0.15 0.54 (4) $64,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 550 0.23 0.82 (4) $65,600



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ithaca, NY 110 2.14 7.64 (4) $102,500
Harrisonburg, VA 90 1.46 5.20 (4) $75,310
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 90 1.35 4.82 (8) (8)
Columbia, MO 110 1.24 4.40 (4) $105,880
Greenville, NC 90 1.21 4.33 (4) $68,940
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 160 0.93 3.32 (4) $86,720
Cumberland, MD-WV 30 0.93 3.32 (4) $44,990
Waco, TX 90 0.91 3.23 (4) $57,040
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 100 0.85 3.02 (4) $61,450
Provo-Orem, UT 150 0.76 2.72 (4) $86,690



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ann Arbor, MI 130 0.63 2.25 (4) $126,870
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 660 0.37 1.31 (4) $117,620
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 80 0.26 0.91 (4) $110,550
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.27 0.97 (4) $106,000
Columbia, MO 110 1.24 4.40 (4) $105,880
Binghamton, NY 70 0.65 2.30 (4) $102,830
Ithaca, NY 110 2.14 7.64 (4) $102,500
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 150 0.52 1.84 (4) $101,680
Baltimore-Towson, MD 260 0.20 0.71 (4) $98,120
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.52 1.84 (4) $97,940

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.64 2.29 (4) $66,380
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 120 0.71 2.51 (4) $79,130
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 2.35 8.38 (4) $65,730
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 2.54 (4) $54,520
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.47 1.68 (4) $75,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 2.35 8.38 (4) $65,730
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.90 3.22 (4) $48,920
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.83 2.97 (4) $68,300
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 2.54 (4) $54,520
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 120 0.71 2.51 (4) $79,130

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 0.76 (4) $89,710
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $82,880
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 120 0.71 2.51 (4) $79,130
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $78,380
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 1.66 (4) $76,820


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015