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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
37,480 2.1 % (4) $87,530 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $41,010 $56,180 $76,620 $105,830 $151,030
  (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 29,640 0.96 (4) $87,550
Junior Colleges 7,760 1.09 (4) $87,790
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.03 (4) $55,100

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 7,760 1.09 (4) $87,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 29,640 0.96 (4) $87,550
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.03 (4) $55,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 7,760 1.09 (4) $87,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 29,640 0.96 (4) $87,550
Technical and Trade Schools 30 0.03 (4) $55,100


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 4,980 0.29 1.12 (4) $116,330
New York 4,160 0.44 1.71 (4) $98,840
Texas 2,870 0.23 0.90 (4) $67,690
Pennsylvania 2,290 0.39 1.52 (4) $90,740
Massachusetts 1,550 0.43 1.68 (4) $95,020




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)
Connecticut 800 0.48 1.87 (4) $88,760
New York 4,160 0.44 1.71 (4) $98,840
Massachusetts 1,550 0.43 1.68 (4) $95,020
Pennsylvania 2,290 0.39 1.52 (4) $90,740
Virginia 1,340 0.35 1.36 (4) $74,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,980 0.29 1.12 (4) $116,330
District of Columbia 150 0.21 0.83 (4) $113,060
New York 4,160 0.44 1.71 (4) $98,840
New Jersey 1,200 0.29 1.15 (4) $96,380
Massachusetts 1,550 0.43 1.68 (4) $95,020





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 3,730 0.39 1.51 (4) $102,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,280 0.37 1.43 (4) $129,120
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,060 0.37 1.45 (4) $94,990
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,050 0.23 0.88 (4) $86,160
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 960 0.39 1.53 (4) $105,150
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 840 0.30 1.18 (4) $98,520
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 610 0.30 1.18 (4) $71,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 600 0.19 0.74 (4) $91,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 570 0.19 0.73 (4) $78,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 530 0.25 0.98 (8) (8)




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 120 1.07 4.20 (4) $102,080
Springfield, MA-CT 330 0.99 3.89 (4) $98,290
Ann Arbor, MI 180 0.81 3.17 (4) $98,890
Erie, PA 100 0.79 3.09 (8) (8)
Worcester, MA-CT 220 0.77 3.03 (4) $95,200
Terre Haute, IN 50 0.75 2.95 (8) (8)
Binghamton, NY 70 0.69 2.70 (4) $121,750
Bellingham, WA 60 0.67 2.63 (4) $79,180
Dayton, OH 230 0.61 2.40 (4) $74,230
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 260 0.57 2.25 (4) $85,370




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,280 0.37 1.43 (4) $129,120
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $128,700
Fresno, CA 140 0.36 1.43 (4) $127,520
Binghamton, NY 70 0.69 2.70 (4) $121,750
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.45 1.77 (4) $114,730
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 170 0.17 0.66 (4) $112,070
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 960 0.39 1.53 (4) $105,150
Pittsburgh, PA 310 0.27 1.07 (4) $103,050
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,730 0.39 1.51 (4) $102,170
College Station-Bryan, TX 120 1.07 4.20 (4) $102,080

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)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 110 1.18 4.64 (4) $65,000
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 3.19 (4) $76,850
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.67 2.62 (8) (8)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 0.97 3.82 (4) $65,040
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.55 2.17 (4) $75,610

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)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 110 1.18 4.64 (4) $65,000
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 0.97 3.82 (4) $65,040
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 3.30 (4) $66,110
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.81 3.19 (4) $76,850
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.71 2.77 (4) $79,810

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 0.83 (4) $87,790
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.70 (4) $85,070
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.56 (4) $84,330
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 1.37 (4) $82,850
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.22 0.88 (4) $80,430


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020