Postsecondary Psychology Teacher Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary psychology teachers in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary psychology teachers amongst Texas 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,690
25th Percentile Wage
$43,140
50th Percentile Wage
$63,250
75th Percentile Wage
$92,810
90th Percentile Wage
$131,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary psychology teachers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $131,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,690.

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
$63,250
-0.79% 3.45%
2016
$63,750
8.27% -
2015
$58,480
-6.16% -
2014
$62,080
2.79% -
2013
$60,350
-1.19% -
2012
$61,070
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary psychology teachers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary psychology teachers in state of Texas ranges from $50,120 to $105,230. The highest paying area for postsecondary psychology teachers in Texas is El Paso with a median annual salary of $105,230. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos (mean annual salary $81,130). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
El Paso
$105,230
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$81,130
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$72,310
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$68,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$67,680
Waco
$67,220
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$63,780
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$62,900
Abilene
$62,090
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$61,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$61,350
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$59,780
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$59,610
Amarillo
$58,800
Fort Worth-Arlington
$55,010
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$53,780
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$51,540
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$50,120




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