Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Include both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
27,250 3.6 % (4) $59,180 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $30,350 $41,040 $54,170 $71,640 $94,250
(4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Colleges and universities 21,500 (4) $61,300 1 1
Junior colleges 5,650 (4) $51,380 2 2
Technical and trade schools 40 (4) $47,270 3 3

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Colleges and universities 21,500 (4) $61,300 1 1
Junior colleges 5,650 (4) $51,380 2 2
Technical and trade schools 40 (4) $47,270 3 3

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 340 (4) $64,730 0.057% 95
Vermont 130 (4) $59,750 0.045% 58
New Hampshire 210 (4) $57,200 0.035% 90
Massachusetts 980 (4) $67,930 0.031% 93
Oklahoma 420 (4) $41,470 0.030% 176

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Connecticut 490 (4) $72,050 0.030% 79
Massachusetts 980 (4) $67,930 0.031% 93
New Jersey 870 (4) $67,100 0.022% 109
Rhode Island 120 (4) $67,050 0.025% 66
California 2,230 (4) $65,160 0.015% 139

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Dutchess County, NY PMSA 110 (4) $57,890 0.098%
South Bend, IN MSA 100 (4) $57,010 0.079%
Asheville, NC MSA 70 (4) $55,550 0.064%
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, CA MSA 100 (4) $68,600 0.058%
Worcester, MA-CT PMSA 120 (4) $61,780 0.052%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Jersey City, NJ PMSA 70 (4) $74,470 0.029%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 600 (4) $74,290 0.031%
Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA MSA 60 (4) $73,410 0.032%
Columbus, OH MSA 180 (4) $71,160 0.021%
New Orleans, LA MSA 230 (4) $70,090 0.038%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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