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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
36,060 1.3 % (4) $ 88,390 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 43,050 $ 60,740 $ 77,860 $ 102,040 $ 155,270
  (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 28,770 0.96 (4) $ 88,110
Junior Colleges 7,180 1.16 (4) $ 89,330
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 (4) $ 64,940

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 7,180 1.16 (4) $ 89,330
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,770 0.96 (4) $ 88,110
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 (4) $ 64,940

Top paying industries for Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 7,180 1.16 (4) $ 89,330
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,770 0.96 (4) $ 88,110
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 (4) $ 64,940


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.



Map of employment of psychology teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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)
New York 3,680 0.42 1.66 (4) $ 104,580
California 3,630 0.22 0.86 (4) $ 114,950
Texas 2,870 0.23 0.92 (4) $ 71,240
Pennsylvania 2,580 0.46 1.81 (4) $ 88,340
Illinois 2,100 0.37 1.46 (4) $ 85,420


Map of location quotient of psychology teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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)
Massachusetts 1,630 0.48 1.88 (4) $ 96,650
Washington 1,530 0.48 1.86 (4) $ 74,460
Pennsylvania 2,580 0.46 1.81 (4) $ 88,340
New York 3,680 0.42 1.66 (4) $ 104,580
Illinois 2,100 0.37 1.46 (4) $ 85,420


Map of annual mean wages of psychology teachers, postsecondary by state, May 2021


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 3,630 0.22 0.86 (4) $ 114,950
District of Columbia 150 0.23 0.90 (4) $ 105,510
New York 3,680 0.42 1.66 (4) $ 104,580
Oregon 280 0.15 0.60 (4) $ 98,920
Massachusetts 1,630 0.48 1.88 (4) $ 96,650



Map of employment of psychology teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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 3,440 0.40 1.55 (4) $ 111,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,490 0.35 1.37 (4) $ 87,090
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,330 0.50 1.96 (4) $ 90,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,130 0.20 0.77 (4) $ 141,130
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,030 0.40 1.56 (4) $ 101,560
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,000 0.52 2.04 (4) $ 78,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 590 0.20 0.80 (4) $ 78,930
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 580 0.54 2.13 (8) (8)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 530 0.15 0.58 (4) $ 80,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 480 0.16 0.64 (4) $ 97,620


Map of location quotient of psychology teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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)
Auburn-Opelika, AL 70 1.21 4.73 (4) $ 106,040
Springfield, MA-CT 330 1.08 4.24 (4) $ 90,070
Bloomington, IL 90 1.04 4.07 (4) $ 86,650
Trenton, NJ 230 1.02 3.99 (4) $ 90,910
New Haven, CT 280 1.01 3.96 (4) $ 90,770
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 40 1.00 3.93 (4) $ 77,970
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 70 1.00 3.91 (4) $ 79,020
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.86 3.36 (4) $ 108,920
Leominster-Gardner, MA 40 0.81 3.16 (4) $ 77,940
Iowa City, IA 70 0.75 2.95 (4) $ 131,770


Map of annual mean wages of psychology teachers, postsecondary by area, May 2021


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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,130 0.20 0.77 (4) $ 141,130
Iowa City, IA 70 0.75 2.95 (4) $ 131,770
Ann Arbor, MI 110 0.55 2.13 (4) $ 117,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 450 0.20 0.78 (4) $ 115,150
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.15 0.60 (4) $ 112,060
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,440 0.40 1.55 (4) $ 111,290
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 140 0.15 0.58 (4) $ 110,970
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 390 0.28 1.09 (4) $ 110,410
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.86 3.36 (4) $ 108,920
Columbia, SC 70 0.20 0.78 (4) $ 107,010

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.79 3.08 (4) $ 78,310
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 2.13 (4) $ 63,160
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 1.94 (4) $ 64,210
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 1.49 (4) $ 73,280
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 1.90 (4) $ 64,200

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)
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.79 3.08 (4) $ 78,310
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 2.95 (4) $ 53,290
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 2.22 (4) $ 90,150
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 2.13 (4) $ 63,160
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 2.04 (4) $ 73,230

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)
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 1.38 (4) $ 93,210
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.77 (4) $ 93,150
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 0.80 (4) $ 90,780
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 2.22 (4) $ 90,150
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 1.56 (4) $ 88,190


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022