Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
38,380 1.8 % (4) $79,370 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,630 $51,210 $70,260 $96,540 $133,810
  (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 29,210 0.98 (4) $82,370
Junior Colleges 9,010 1.19 (4) $70,050
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $50,760

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 9,010 1.19 (4) $70,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 29,210 0.98 (4) $82,370
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $50,760

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 29,210 0.98 (4) $82,370
Junior Colleges 9,010 1.19 (4) $70,050
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $50,760


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 4,580 0.30 1.06 (4) $91,180
New York 3,620 0.40 1.45 (4) $93,420
Texas 3,100 0.27 0.96 (4) $66,670
Pennsylvania 2,570 0.45 1.62 (4) $75,180
Florida 1,600 0.20 0.73 (4) $82,360



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)
Massachusetts 1,550 0.46 1.64 (4) $102,600
Pennsylvania 2,570 0.45 1.62 (4) $75,180
Montana 200 0.45 1.63 (4) $33,420
New York 3,620 0.40 1.45 (4) $93,420
New Jersey 1,560 0.40 1.43 (4) $86,790



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,550 0.46 1.64 (4) $102,600
New York 3,620 0.40 1.45 (4) $93,420
Rhode Island 150 0.31 1.12 (4) $92,220
California 4,580 0.30 1.06 (4) $91,180
Maryland 540 0.21 0.75 (4) $90,450




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 2,610 0.40 1.45 (4) $98,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,490 0.36 1.31 (4) $92,200
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 860 0.49 1.76 (4) $116,820
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 810 0.92 3.29 (4) $74,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 710 0.38 1.37 (4) $74,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 660 0.23 0.81 (4) $69,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 620 0.26 0.93 (4) $84,610
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.32 1.16 (4) $112,200
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 480 0.36 1.29 (4) $95,410
Pittsburgh, PA 480 0.42 1.51 (4) $73,610



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 2.13 7.67 (4) $112,540
Harrisonburg, VA 90 1.48 5.32 (8) (8)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 80 1.21 4.33 (8) (8)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 80 1.06 3.82 (4) $78,220
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 190 1.06 3.82 (4) $80,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 810 0.92 3.29 (4) $74,220
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 120 0.85 3.04 (4) $93,330
Boulder, CO 150 0.85 3.04 (4) $63,890
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 100 0.84 3.01 (4) $60,970
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 40 0.76 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 (8) (8) (8) (4) $135,040
Bakersfield, CA 60 0.19 0.69 (4) $117,410
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 860 0.49 1.76 (4) $116,820
Ithaca, NY 110 2.13 7.67 (4) $112,540
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.32 1.16 (4) $112,200
Tallahassee, FL 90 0.58 2.08 (4) $105,450
Binghamton, NY 70 0.68 2.44 (4) $105,350
Rochester, NY 210 0.41 1.46 (4) $105,310
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 90 0.71 2.57 (4) $103,260
New Haven, CT 80 0.29 1.06 (4) $102,590

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.60 2.15 (4) $66,150
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.84 3.01 (4) $69,520
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.42 1.49 (4) $67,450
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.69 2.47 (4) $58,530
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 2.08 7.49 (4) $67,800

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 2.08 7.49 (4) $67,800
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.84 3.01 (4) $69,520
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 2.76 (4) $112,900
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.69 2.47 (4) $58,530
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 2.22 (4) $68,670

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 0.77 2.76 (4) $112,900
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $88,360
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 0.89 (4) $84,630
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 1.33 (4) $79,920
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $78,640


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016