Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of 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)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
34,350 1.6 % (4) $74,320 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,850 $49,940 $67,330 $90,620 $121,950
(4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 25,080 0.89 (4) $75,430
Junior Colleges 9,120 1.20 (4) $70,710
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $57,230
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 60 0.07 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 9,120 1.20 (4) $70,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 25,080 0.89 (4) $75,430
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 60 0.07 (8) (8)
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $57,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 25,080 0.89 (4) $75,430
Junior Colleges 9,120 1.20 (4) $70,710
Technical and Trade Schools 70 0.05 (4) $57,230


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,620 0.33 1.22 (4) $91,340
Texas 2,490 0.25 0.91 (4) $68,170
Pennsylvania 2,150 0.39 1.45 (4) $77,050
New York 1,850 0.22 0.82 (4) $90,890
Florida 1,510 0.21 0.79 (4) $80,600




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 480 0.85 3.14 (4) $81,370
Vermont 150 0.52 1.93 (4) $75,100
District of Columbia 280 0.44 1.61 (4) $73,700
Pennsylvania 2,150 0.39 1.45 (4) $77,050
Massachusetts 1,220 0.39 1.44 (4) $74,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,620 0.33 1.22 (4) $91,340
New York 1,850 0.22 0.82 (4) $90,890
New Hampshire 150 0.25 0.93 (4) $87,620
Oregon 250 0.16 0.60 (4) $86,330
Colorado 660 0.31 1.13 (4) $86,240

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.34 1.25 (4) $99,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.21 0.78 (4) $96,540
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 890 0.25 0.93 (4) $56,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 790 0.35 1.28 (4) $69,690
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 730 0.40 1.49 (4) $76,810
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 630 0.38 1.41 (4) $75,580
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 530 0.43 1.57 (4) $81,660
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 490 0.20 0.73 (4) $74,790
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 490 0.36 1.31 (4) $79,660
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 470 0.49 1.82 (4) $83,900




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Honolulu, HI 450 1.07 3.94 (4) $82,630
Flagstaff, AZ 50 0.92 3.41 (8) (8)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 60 0.90 3.33 (8) (8)
Springfield, MO 140 0.78 2.89 (4) $51,440
Bangor, ME 40 0.67 2.47 (4) $64,870
La Crosse, WI-MN 50 0.67 2.47 (4) $54,690
Salisbury, MD 30 0.66 2.42 (8) (8)
Worcester, MA-CT 150 0.62 2.29 (4) $59,600
Jackson, TN 30 0.61 2.25 (8) (8)
Wheeling, WV-OH 40 0.61 2.25 (4) $56,840




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.20 0.73 (4) $115,070
Ann Arbor, MI (8) (8) (8) (4) $102,660
Rochester, NY 110 0.23 0.85 (4) $102,570
Bakersfield, CA 50 0.21 0.76 (4) $101,470
Durham, NC 140 0.54 1.99 (4) $100,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.34 1.25 (4) $99,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.21 0.78 (4) $96,540
Fresno, CA 90 0.30 1.09 (4) $95,640
Mankato-North Mankato, MN (8) (8) (8) (4) $91,480
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 130 0.20 0.72 (4) $89,800

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.37 1.36 (4) $58,370
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.65 2.39 (4) $62,690
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.39 1.45 (4) $73,890
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 1.71 (4) $68,770
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 1.34 (4) $52,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 90 3.97 14.70 (4) $95,390
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.04 3.84 (4) $72,950
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.99 3.66 (4) $59,460
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 2.81 (4) $104,620
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.65 2.39 (4) $62,690

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 2.81 (4) $104,620
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 90 3.97 14.70 (4) $95,390
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $89,340
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.52 1.93 (4) $80,210
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 1.10 (4) $79,650


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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