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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Industry profile for Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary

National estimates for Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
36,520 2.7 % (4) $ 89,960 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 41,480 $ 57,200 $ 78,180 $ 108,920 $ 155,800
  (4)

Industry profile for Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 29,260 0.96 (4) $ 89,850
Junior Colleges 7,200 1.06 (4) $ 90,600
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $ 62,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 7,200 1.06 (4) $ 90,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 29,260 0.96 (4) $ 89,850
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $ 62,970

Top paying industries for Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 7,200 1.06 (4) $ 90,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 29,260 0.96 (4) $ 89,850
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.04 (4) $ 62,970


Geographic profile for Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

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





States with the highest employment level in Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,540 0.28 1.05 (4) $ 121,110
New York 4,070 0.47 1.79 (4) $ 106,570
Texas 2,790 0.23 0.88 (4) $ 70,490
Pennsylvania 2,290 0.42 1.58 (4) $ 91,040
Illinois 1,540 0.27 1.04 (4) $ 88,320




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 810 0.53 2.01 (4) $ 90,740
New York 4,070 0.47 1.79 (4) $ 106,570
Pennsylvania 2,290 0.42 1.58 (4) $ 91,040
New Jersey 1,460 0.39 1.47 (4) $ 91,620
Massachusetts 1,270 0.38 1.44 (4) $ 99,550




Top paying states for Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,540 0.28 1.05 (4) $ 121,110
New York 4,070 0.47 1.79 (4) $ 106,570
District of Columbia 170 0.25 0.94 (4) $ 106,050
Nevada 90 0.07 0.28 (4) $ 104,870
Massachusetts 1,270 0.38 1.44 (4) $ 99,550





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,960 0.45 1.71 (4) $ 109,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,900 0.33 1.24 (8) (8)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,140 0.42 1.60 (4) $ 86,900
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,000 0.23 0.88 (4) $ 90,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 850 0.37 1.39 (4) $ 112,110
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 680 0.26 0.99 (4) $ 110,220
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 580 0.20 0.75 (4) $ 78,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 570 0.16 0.60 (4) $ 72,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 560 0.19 0.71 (4) $ 93,250
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 450 0.32 1.24 (4) $ 99,850




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 70 1.08 4.13 (4) $ 74,150
College Station-Bryan, TX 120 1.07 4.09 (4) $ 103,440
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 50 1.07 4.06 (8) (8)
Springfield, MA-CT 290 0.96 3.65 (4) $ 92,770
Columbia, MO 80 0.90 3.42 (8) (8)
Boulder, CO 150 0.80 3.06 (8) (8)
Erie, PA 90 0.77 2.95 (8) (8)
Binghamton, NY 70 0.72 2.73 (4) $ 122,620
Ann Arbor, MI 150 0.71 2.71 (4) $ 113,300
Worcester, MA-CT 180 0.68 2.58 (4) $ 91,670




Top paying metropolitan areas for Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Rosa, CA 60 0.31 1.20 (4) $ 199,070
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 131,290
Fresno, CA 130 0.34 1.31 (4) $ 129,550
Binghamton, NY 70 0.72 2.73 (4) $ 122,620
Reno, NV 30 0.15 0.56 (4) $ 114,810
Ann Arbor, MI 150 0.71 2.71 (4) $ 113,300
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 850 0.37 1.39 (4) $ 112,110
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 680 0.26 0.99 (4) $ 110,220
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,960 0.45 1.71 (4) $ 109,040
College Station-Bryan, TX 120 1.07 4.09 (4) $ 103,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.81 3.10 (8) (8)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.87 3.33 (4) $ 74,880
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 2.12 (4) $ 62,690
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 0.90 3.42 (4) $ 71,760
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 1.90 (4) $ 58,840

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 0.90 3.42 (4) $ 71,760
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.87 3.33 (4) $ 74,880
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.81 3.10 (8) (8)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 2.12 (4) $ 62,690
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 1.90 (4) $ 58,840

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $ 91,200
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.56 (4) $ 86,370
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 1.75 (4) $ 83,360
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 1.41 (4) $ 83,220
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 70 0.21 0.82 (4) $ 82,050


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021