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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Psychology Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,400
25th Percentile Wage
$52,320
50th Percentile Wage
$73,140
75th Percentile Wage
$102,040
90th Percentile Wage
$148,470

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 $148,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,400. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 307% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary psychology teachers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,1403.94%7.00%
201570,2602.23%-
201468,690-0.42%-
201368,9801.39%-
201268,020--

Table 2. Postsecondary Psychology Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary psychology teachers in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$73,150

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 $94,510. The highest paying state for postsecondary psychology teachers is California with a median annual salary of $94,510. 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
California
$94,510
New York
$86,100
Connecticut
$83,310
Michigan
$83,120
Illinois
$82,350
Rhode Island
$81,990
Maryland
$81,890
New Hampshire
$81,730
Florida
$81,510
New Jersey
$79,970
Utah
$78,910
North Dakota
$78,300
Massachusetts
$77,450
Oregon
$76,850
Iowa
$75,790
Nebraska
$75,440
New Mexico
$74,310
Indiana
$73,080
District of Columbia
$72,400
Hawaii
$72,110
Kentucky
$71,580
Maine
$71,290
Pennsylvania
$70,590
South Carolina
$70,100
Virginia
$70,040
Puerto Rico
$68,550
Missouri
$68,520
Wisconsin
$68,070
Minnesota
$67,820
Ohio
$66,330
Georgia
$65,030
North Carolina
$64,970
Alabama
$64,870
Wyoming
$64,280
Texas
$63,750
South Dakota
$63,520
Vermont
$62,830
Mississippi
$62,310
Arkansas
$60,670
Arizona
$59,740
West Virginia
$57,570
Tennessee
$57,510
Louisiana
$57,370
Washington
$56,850
Idaho
$55,040
Oklahoma
$53,280
Colorado
$52,570
Kansas
$52,400
Montana
$19,150


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