Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
38,060 5.4 % (4) $74,240 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,780 $50,340 $68,020 $90,190 $119,210
  (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 29,140 1.00 (4) $76,830
Junior Colleges 8,780 1.15 (4) $64,820
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 70 0.09 (8) (8)
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.03 (4) $53,290

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 8,780 1.15 (4) $64,820
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 29,140 1.00 (4) $76,830
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 70 0.09 (8) (8)
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.03 (4) $53,290

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 29,140 1.00 (4) $76,830
Junior Colleges 8,780 1.15 (4) $64,820
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.03 (4) $53,290


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 4,680 0.33 1.12 (4) $84,170
New York 3,040 0.36 1.22 (4) $77,630
Pennsylvania 2,270 0.41 1.39 (4) $79,400
Texas 2,210 0.21 0.71 (4) $66,880
Florida 1,710 0.24 0.80 (4) $80,570




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)
Vermont 150 0.49 1.69 (4) $80,230
Rhode Island 220 0.48 1.64 (4) $92,790
Hawaii 270 0.46 1.57 (4) $71,630
Pennsylvania 2,270 0.41 1.39 (4) $79,400
Connecticut 650 0.40 1.37 (4) $73,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 130 0.21 0.72 (4) $95,610
Rhode Island 220 0.48 1.64 (4) $92,790
New Jersey 1,050 0.28 0.94 (4) $88,080
Massachusetts 1,210 0.38 1.29 (4) $88,010
California 4,680 0.33 1.12 (4) $84,170





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,650 0.32 1.10 (4) $84,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.31 1.05 (4) $94,470
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 690 0.38 1.30 (4) $79,990
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 680 0.19 0.64 (4) $56,330
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 610 0.49 1.67 (4) $70,950
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.61 2.09 (4) $77,830
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 600 0.63 2.15 (4) $92,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 580 0.25 0.85 (4) $82,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 580 0.33 1.14 (4) $73,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 540 0.32 1.08 (4) $98,250




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)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 70 1.12 3.82 (4) $63,070
Flagstaff, AZ 60 1.06 3.63 (4) $69,610
Terre Haute, IN 60 0.93 3.19 (8) (8)
Salisbury, MD 40 0.74 2.55 (4) $78,160
Jackson, TN 40 0.73 2.51 (4) $47,310
Utica-Rome, NY 80 0.68 2.32 (4) $71,610
Provo-Orem, UT 110 0.64 2.18 (8) (8)
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 70 0.64 2.19 (4) $70,770
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 600 0.63 2.15 (4) $92,450
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.61 2.09 (4) $77,830




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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 150 0.56 1.92 (4) $101,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 540 0.32 1.08 (4) $98,250
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $97,800
Tallahassee, FL 90 0.55 1.88 (4) $97,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.31 1.05 (4) $94,470
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.28 (4) $93,980
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 600 0.63 2.15 (4) $92,450
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 230 0.42 1.44 (4) $91,360
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $88,270
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA (8) (8) (8) (4) $87,770

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.72 2.47 (4) $64,140
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 2.49 (8) (8)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.62 2.14 (4) $59,680
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.30 1.04 (4) $59,130
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.41 1.39 (4) $70,130

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)
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.56 5.35 (4) $95,720
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.95 3.26 (4) $59,560
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 120 0.73 2.49 (8) (8)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.72 2.47 (4) $64,140
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 2.35 (4) $75,620

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)
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.56 5.35 (4) $95,720
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 110 0.65 2.22 (4) $79,330
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.73 (4) $78,010
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.69 (4) $77,770
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 1.37 (4) $77,080


About May 2012 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 mean 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013