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Highest Paying Cities for Postsecondary Psychology Teachers

The top 100 highest paying cities for postsecondary psychology teachers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of postsecondary psychology teachers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $129,800, Bakersfield-Delano, California is the highest paying city for postsecondary psychology teachers. It is followed by Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California (average annual salary $123,270). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of postsecondary psychology teachers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Postsecondary Psychology Teachers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$129,800
60
2 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$123,270
400
3 Fresno, California
$112,090
50
4 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$108,500
240
5 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$105,840
70
6 Tallahassee, Florida
$101,320
90
7 South Bend-Mishawaka, Michigan
$94,880
90
8 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$94,580
120
9 New Haven, Connecticut
$90,620
90
10 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$90,450
450
11 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$90,260
4,140
12 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$90,140
180
13 Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$89,780
50
14 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$89,770
440
15 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$89,500
750
16 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$89,450
200
17 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$89,220
370
18 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$89,000
40
19 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$88,120
70
20 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$87,460
70
21 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$87,080
300
22 Provo-Orem, Utah
$87,060
150
23 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$85,960
1,770
24 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$85,760
160
25 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$84,170
260
26 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$83,300
650
27 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$82,930
480
28 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$82,840
310
29 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$82,660
800
30 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$82,450
160
31 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$82,010
1,060
32 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$81,680
180
33 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$81,260
110
34 Wilmington, New Jersey
$81,170
50
35 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$80,520
120
36 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$79,940
50
37 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$79,880
1,290
38 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$79,880
160
39 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$79,480
100
40 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$79,190
290
41 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$79,170
760
42 Lincoln, Nebraska
$78,710
50
43 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$78,340
280
44 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$78,070
200
45 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$78,010
160
46 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$77,840
50
47 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$77,180
250
48 Rochester, New York
$77,040
200
49 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$77,010
2,120
50 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$76,460
330
51 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$76,020
80
52 Columbia, Missouri
$75,880
150
53 Syracuse, New York
$75,600
160
54 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$75,260
40
55 Reading, Pennsylvania
$75,190
50
56 Columbia, South Carolina
$75,030
80
57 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$74,960
70
58 Camden, New Jersey
$74,880
140
59 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$74,550
70
60 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$74,260
360
61 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$74,250
60
62 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$74,250
140
63 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$74,010
650
64 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$73,870
140
65 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$73,700
70
66 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$73,650
680
67 Madison, Wisconsin
$73,520
150
68 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$73,410
40
69 South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$73,350
130
70 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$73,310
60
71 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$73,140
40
72 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$73,070
160
73 St Louis, Missouri
$72,500
270
74 Johnstown, Pennsylvania
$72,370
30
75 Jacksonville, Florida
$72,360
70
76 Springfield, Massachusetts
$71,580
150
77 Kansas City, Missouri
$71,400
150
78 Columbus, Ohio
$70,660
200
79 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$70,620
90
80 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$70,540
300
81 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$70,310
30
82 Bellingham, Washington
$70,050
60
83 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$69,990
70
84 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$69,640
1,160
85 Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$69,430
30
86 Springfield, Missouri
$69,260
80
87 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$68,940
30
88 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$68,930
730
89 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$68,880
30
90 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$68,670
120
91 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$68,670
70
92 Roanoke, Virginia
$68,620
40
93 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$68,580
90
94 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$68,530
90
95 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$68,440
200
96 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$68,380
50
97 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$68,260
50
98 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$68,200
150
99 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$68,150
270
100 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$68,040
110
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