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Postsecondary Psychology Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of postsecondary psychology teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postsecondary psychology teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postsecondary psychology teachers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Psychology Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,090
25th Percentile Wage
$53,890
50th Percentile Wage
$73,770
75th Percentile Wage
$102,580
90th Percentile Wage
$148,840

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary psychology teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary psychology teachers is $148,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,090. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 290% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$73,770
0.85% 7.79%
2016
$73,140
3.94% -
2015
$70,260
2.23% -
2014
$68,690
-0.42% -
2013
$68,980
1.39% -
2012
$68,020
- -

Table 2. Postsecondary Psychology Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary psychology teachers in 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$90,790
Educational Services
$73,760

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Psychology Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary psychology teachers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of postsecondary psychology teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,150 to $102,830. The highest paying state for postsecondary psychology teachers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $102,830. The lowest paying state is Montana with a median annual salary of $19,150. For more salary information of postsecondary psychology teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$102,830
California
$87,560
New Jersey
$85,610
Rhode Island
$83,810
Idaho
$83,620
Delaware
$83,280
New Hampshire
$83,130
Connecticut
$82,740
Massachusetts
$82,670
Michigan
$82,370
New York
$82,370
Iowa
$78,850
Pennsylvania
$76,970
Maryland
$76,470
Illinois
$76,460
Florida
$76,300
Kansas
$75,760
Indiana
$74,920
New Mexico
$74,680
North Dakota
$73,330
Nebraska
$72,140
Georgia
$71,970
South Carolina
$71,950
Missouri
$71,440
Wisconsin
$70,840
Ohio
$70,490
Utah
$70,000
Alabama
$68,190
Minnesota
$68,120
Virginia
$67,940
Maine
$67,000
Wyoming
$66,170
Puerto Rico
$65,920
Kentucky
$65,690
North Carolina
$65,140
South Dakota
$64,490
Oregon
$64,390
Mississippi
$63,840
Texas
$63,250
Hawaii
$63,010
Vermont
$62,830
Tennessee
$62,380
Washington
$62,040
Colorado
$61,360
Arkansas
$60,120
Arizona
$59,740
Louisiana
$57,370
West Virginia
$57,260
Oklahoma
$55,690
Nevada
$50,260
Montana
$19,150



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