Postsecondary Psychology Teacher Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary psychology teachers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary psychology teachers amongst Massachusetts metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Psychology Teachers in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,840
25th Percentile Wage
$62,890
50th Percentile Wage
$82,670
75th Percentile Wage
$114,260
90th Percentile Wage
$160,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary psychology teachers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $160,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary psychology teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$82,670
6.31% 5.03%
2016
$77,450
-3.42% -
2015
$80,100
5.04% -
2014
$76,060
-16.72% -
2013
$88,780
11.57% -
2012
$78,510
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Psychology Teachers in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary psychology teachers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary psychology teachers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $70,640 to $90,360. The highest paying area for postsecondary psychology teachers in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $90,360. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $89,780). The lowest paying area is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $70,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$90,360
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$89,780
Springfield
$89,170
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$84,400
Worcester
$82,570
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$70,640




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