Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
40,380 5.7 % (4) $76,060 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,410 $50,590 $68,980 $92,200 $123,620
  (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 31,180 1.06 (4) $79,360
Junior Colleges 9,100 1.19 (4) $64,810
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $49,800

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 9,100 1.19 (4) $64,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 31,180 1.06 (4) $79,360
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $49,800

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 31,180 1.06 (4) $79,360
Junior Colleges 9,100 1.19 (4) $64,810
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $49,800


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 4,820 0.33 1.08 (4) $80,560
New York 3,610 0.42 1.37 (4) $80,640
Texas 2,530 0.23 0.76 (4) $68,140
Pennsylvania 2,340 0.42 1.37 (4) $80,520
Florida 1,820 0.24 0.80 (4) $81,970




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 180 0.59 1.93 (4) $75,860
Massachusetts 1,460 0.45 1.47 (4) $105,420
Hawaii 260 0.44 1.43 (4) $72,800
Pennsylvania 2,340 0.42 1.37 (4) $80,520
New York 3,610 0.42 1.37 (4) $80,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,460 0.45 1.47 (4) $105,420
Rhode Island 180 0.39 1.29 (4) $93,900
New Hampshire 150 0.25 0.81 (4) $87,510
New Jersey 1,440 0.38 1.23 (4) $85,810
District of Columbia 200 0.30 0.99 (4) $82,850





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 2,130 0.41 1.33 (4) $87,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.32 1.05 (4) $82,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 830 0.47 1.53 (4) $74,710
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 780 0.42 1.38 (4) $81,430
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 760 0.20 0.67 (4) $65,960
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 730 0.42 1.37 (4) $121,490
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 700 0.73 2.40 (4) $90,520
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 660 0.51 1.67 (4) $75,890
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 540 0.51 1.68 (4) $70,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 510 0.22 0.71 (4) $85,220




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)
Harrisonburg, VA 90 1.51 4.95 (4) $73,890
Columbia, MO 120 1.30 4.28 (4) $104,960
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 70 1.18 3.86 (4) $63,650
Greenville, NC 80 1.07 3.50 (4) $70,760
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 180 1.05 3.44 (4) $84,540
Flagstaff, AZ 50 0.97 3.18 (4) $72,620
Terre Haute, IN 60 0.91 2.99 (8) (8)
Cumberland, MD-WV 30 0.91 2.99 (4) $44,130
Tallahassee, FL 130 0.86 2.81 (4) $100,240
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 100 0.80 2.61 (4) $92,090




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 730 0.42 1.37 (4) $121,490
Ann Arbor, MI 110 0.57 1.86 (4) $107,870
Mankato-North Mankato, MN (8) (8) (8) (4) $105,750
Columbia, MO 120 1.30 4.28 (4) $104,960
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.22 0.73 (4) $100,770
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 140 0.52 1.71 (4) $100,690
Tallahassee, FL 130 0.86 2.81 (4) $100,240
Bakersfield-Delano, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $99,760
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $94,550
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 190 0.35 1.13 (4) $92,200

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 0.77 2.54 (8) (8)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.68 2.24 (4) $64,420
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.60 1.98 (4) $56,730
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.75 2.45 (4) $54,430
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.24 0.78 (4) $60,660

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 50 1.80 5.92 (8) (8)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.84 2.75 (4) $70,190
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.78 2.58 (4) $49,550
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.77 2.54 (8) (8)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.75 2.45 (4) $54,430

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 Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $88,590
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.74 0.00 (4) $81,110
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $80,480
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.66 (4) $78,750
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.04 (4) $78,310


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014