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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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.


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Industry profile for this occupation
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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)
37,630 2.2 % (4) $88,490 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,350 $55,880 $76,710 $107,700 $155,710
  (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 29,810 0.98 (4) $87,990
Junior Colleges 7,730 1.07 (4) $90,750
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $57,440

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 7,730 1.07 (4) $90,750
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 29,810 0.98 (4) $87,990
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $57,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 7,730 1.07 (4) $90,750
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 29,810 0.98 (4) $87,990
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $57,440


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)
New York 4,840 0.52 1.98 (4) $99,690
California 4,530 0.27 1.03 (4) $117,990
Texas 3,080 0.25 0.98 (4) $78,270
Pennsylvania 2,130 0.36 1.40 (4) $89,300
Illinois 1,510 0.25 0.97 (4) $87,880




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)
New York 4,840 0.52 1.98 (4) $99,690
New Hampshire 300 0.46 1.76 (4) $89,780
Connecticut 770 0.46 1.78 (4) $88,070
Massachusetts 1,490 0.42 1.60 (4) $97,690
Pennsylvania 2,130 0.36 1.40 (4) $89,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,530 0.27 1.03 (4) $117,990
District of Columbia 140 0.20 0.78 (4) $109,060
New York 4,840 0.52 1.98 (4) $99,690
New Jersey 1,150 0.28 1.09 (4) $99,670
Massachusetts 1,490 0.42 1.60 (4) $97,690





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,340 0.46 1.76 (4) $103,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,750 0.29 1.10 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,160 0.25 0.96 (4) $89,910
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,070 0.44 1.70 (4) $110,270
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 910 0.33 1.27 (4) $101,830
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 870 0.30 1.17 (4) $102,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 740 0.21 0.79 (4) $77,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 630 0.21 0.81 (4) $83,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 520 0.17 0.64 (4) $92,710
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 500 0.25 0.97 (4) $73,960




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)
Harrisonburg, VA 90 1.46 5.63 (8) (8)
Springfield, MA-CT 260 0.78 2.99 (4) $99,390
Ann Arbor, MI 170 0.78 3.00 (4) $97,690
Binghamton, NY 80 0.75 2.89 (4) $126,890
Worcester, MA-CT 210 0.73 2.82 (4) $94,000
Dayton, OH 260 0.68 2.63 (8) (8)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 170 0.65 2.48 (4) $80,030
Erie, PA 80 0.62 2.39 (4) $76,660
Tallahassee, FL 100 0.59 2.27 (4) $77,900
Syracuse, NY 170 0.56 2.15 (4) $89,660




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)
Bakersfield, CA 90 0.28 1.09 (4) $132,410
Binghamton, NY 80 0.75 2.89 (4) $126,890
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 150 0.16 0.60 (4) $117,590
Fresno, CA 110 0.29 1.10 (4) $114,630
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 170 0.54 2.08 (4) $110,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,070 0.44 1.70 (4) $110,270
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 330 0.22 0.86 (4) $107,190
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 440 0.30 1.17 (4) $104,560
Stockton-Lodi, CA 60 0.23 0.90 (4) $103,920
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,340 0.46 1.76 (4) $103,460

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 130 1.27 4.89 (4) $88,910
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.51 1.97 (4) $73,130
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.73 2.81 (4) $82,580
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.78 3.02 (4) $74,070
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.29 1.12 (4) $83,780

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 130 1.27 4.89 (4) $88,910
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 60 0.99 3.81 (4) $78,380
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.78 3.02 (4) $74,070
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.73 2.81 (4) $82,580
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 2.42 (4) $72,160

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)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $102,990
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 80 0.51 1.96 (4) $95,720
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 130 1.27 4.89 (4) $88,910
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.29 1.12 (4) $83,780
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $83,120


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019