Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
37,640 1.8 % (4) $84,440 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,400 $52,320 $73,140 $102,040 $148,470
  (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 29,120 0.97 (4) $85,090
Junior Colleges 8,360 1.11 (4) $82,680
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $57,570

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 8,360 1.11 (4) $82,680
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 29,120 0.97 (4) $85,090
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $57,570

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 29,120 0.97 (4) $85,090
Junior Colleges 8,360 1.11 (4) $82,680
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $57,570


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 4,370 0.48 1.79 (4) $101,430
California 4,130 0.26 0.97 (4) $109,750
Texas 3,020 0.26 0.96 (4) $72,910
Pennsylvania 2,510 0.44 1.63 (4) $73,770
New Jersey 1,490 0.38 1.41 (4) $92,390




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)
Montana 340 0.75 2.81 (8) (8)
New York 4,370 0.48 1.79 (4) $101,430
Pennsylvania 2,510 0.44 1.63 (4) $73,770
Kentucky 830 0.44 1.65 (4) $82,980
Massachusetts 1,470 0.43 1.59 (4) $93,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,130 0.26 0.97 (4) $109,750
New York 4,370 0.48 1.79 (4) $101,430
Maryland 570 0.22 0.81 (4) $96,340
Illinois 1,000 0.17 0.63 (4) $95,780
Rhode Island 150 0.31 1.15 (4) $95,470





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,170 0.48 1.79 (4) $106,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.31 1.14 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 750 0.42 1.56 (4) $109,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 750 0.25 0.95 (4) $70,720
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 730 0.82 3.07 (4) $74,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 650 0.26 0.97 (4) $87,770
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 650 0.18 0.66 (4) $95,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 630 0.26 0.97 (4) $78,040
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.42 1.57 (4) $111,520
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 440 0.38 1.42 (4) $102,680




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 2.15 8.02 (4) $115,100
Columbia, MO 150 1.59 5.93 (4) $85,670
Harrisonburg, VA 80 1.35 5.03 (8) (8)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 100 1.32 4.92 (4) $72,420
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 220 1.19 4.43 (4) $107,480
Boulder, CO 170 0.95 3.55 (4) $73,420
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 110 0.87 3.26 (4) $58,540
Binghamton, NY 90 0.86 3.22 (4) $117,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 730 0.82 3.07 (4) $74,130
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.74 2.74 (8) (8)




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 110 0.51 1.91 (4) $135,930
Bakersfield, CA 60 0.19 0.73 (4) $129,240
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $119,900
Binghamton, NY 90 0.86 3.22 (4) $117,460
Tallahassee, FL 90 0.53 1.98 (4) $117,370
Ithaca, NY 110 2.15 8.02 (4) $115,100
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $114,330
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.42 1.57 (4) $111,520
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.23 0.86 (4) $110,690
Rochester, NY 200 0.40 1.47 (4) $109,560

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)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.79 2.96 (4) $89,720
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.54 2.01 (4) $70,960
North Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.43 1.59 (4) $64,800
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.84 3.15 (4) $70,360
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 90 0.28 1.04 (4) $72,060

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)
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 2.09 7.81 (4) $79,350
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.84 3.15 (4) $70,360
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.79 2.96 (4) $89,720
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 2.81 (4) $121,800
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 2.19 (4) $47,060

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 2.81 (4) $121,800
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $96,410
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.73 (4) $91,630
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $90,750
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.79 2.96 (4) $89,720


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017