Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
37,090 1.9 % (4) $85,050 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $38,090 $53,890 $73,770 $102,580 $148,840
  (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 28,830 0.96 (4) $85,320
Junior Colleges 8,180 1.11 (4) $84,280

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 8,180 1.11 (4) $84,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,830 0.96 (4) $85,320

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 28,830 0.96 (4) $85,320
Junior Colleges 8,180 1.11 (4) $84,280


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 4,340 0.26 1.00 (4) $105,740
New York 4,320 0.47 1.80 (4) $98,850
Texas 3,190 0.27 1.03 (4) $74,700
Pennsylvania 2,270 0.39 1.51 (4) $81,750
Massachusetts 1,510 0.43 1.65 (4) $96,590




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 360 0.79 3.04 (8) (8)
New York 4,320 0.47 1.80 (4) $98,850
Massachusetts 1,510 0.43 1.65 (4) $96,590
Pennsylvania 2,270 0.39 1.51 (4) $81,750
New Hampshire 250 0.39 1.50 (4) $91,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 110 0.16 0.62 (4) $109,320
California 4,340 0.26 1.00 (4) $105,740
New Jersey 1,300 0.32 1.24 (4) $99,230
New York 4,320 0.47 1.80 (4) $98,850
Massachusetts 1,510 0.43 1.65 (4) $96,590



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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 3,130 0.47 1.80 (4) $104,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.29 1.12 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 790 0.27 1.03 (4) $74,120
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 760 0.21 0.79 (4) $90,790
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 650 0.35 1.36 (4) $108,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 550 0.22 0.85 (4) $82,540
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 550 0.61 2.34 (4) $90,130
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 520 0.32 1.22 (4) $77,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 480 0.19 0.73 (4) $89,550
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 450 0.31 1.21 (4) $85,160


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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 100 2.01 7.74 (4) $121,670
Harrisonburg, VA 90 1.47 5.63 (8) (8)
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 220 1.19 4.59 (4) $107,310
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 80 1.00 3.84 (4) $73,450
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 270 0.90 3.47 (4) $105,180
Cumberland, MD-WV 30 0.84 3.21 (4) $75,990
Springfield, MA-CT 260 0.80 3.08 (4) $95,790
Worcester, MA-CT 190 0.68 2.63 (4) $90,150
Bellingham, WA 50 0.64 2.45 (4) $69,970
Erie, PA 80 0.63 2.42 (4) $76,960


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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 60 0.20 0.79 (4) $131,650
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $122,170
Ithaca, NY 100 2.01 7.74 (4) $121,670
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 650 0.35 1.36 (4) $108,630
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 220 1.19 4.59 (4) $107,310
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.27 1.03 (4) $106,800
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 310 0.22 0.84 (4) $106,560
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 270 0.90 3.47 (4) $105,180
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,130 0.47 1.80 (4) $104,530
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) (4) $103,560

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 130 0.54 2.08 (4) $72,530
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.42 1.60 (4) $65,660
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.32 1.21 (4) $76,110
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 2.81 (4) $71,090
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 2.16 (4) $78,180

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 70 1.73 6.63 (4) $78,910
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 2.83 (4) $121,600
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.73 2.81 (4) $71,090
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 70 0.66 2.55 (8) (8)
Northwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 2.35 (4) $77,720

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 0.74 2.83 (4) $121,600
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $99,960
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $89,510
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $83,980
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.78 (4) $81,780


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018