Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
37,540 5.3 % (4) $74,890 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,740 $49,940 $68,150 $90,940 $121,740
(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 28,020 0.98 (4) $76,330
Junior Colleges 9,390 1.21 (4) $70,000
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 70 0.09 (8) (8)
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 (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 9,390 1.21 (4) $70,000
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,020 0.98 (4) $76,330
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 70 0.09 (8) (8)
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 (8) (8)

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 28,020 0.98 (4) $76,330
Junior Colleges 9,390 1.21 (4) $70,000


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 4,410 0.31 1.07 (4) $90,720
New York 2,500 0.30 1.01 (4) $80,890
Texas 2,310 0.22 0.77 (4) $70,470
Pennsylvania 2,280 0.41 1.40 (4) $79,380
Florida 1,830 0.26 0.87 (4) $82,620




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 360 0.62 2.10 (4) $76,480
Vermont 150 0.53 1.80 (8) (8)
Rhode Island 190 0.42 1.44 (4) $90,270
Connecticut 670 0.42 1.42 (4) $72,740
Pennsylvania 2,280 0.41 1.40 (4) $79,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 140 0.23 0.79 (4) $92,100
California 4,410 0.31 1.07 (4) $90,720
Rhode Island 190 0.42 1.44 (4) $90,270
Massachusetts 1,230 0.39 1.33 (4) $84,660
Oregon 390 0.24 0.83 (4) $84,170





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.28 0.97 (4) $88,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.32 1.08 (4) $98,250
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 990 0.28 0.95 (4) $58,310
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 730 0.40 1.38 (4) $77,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 620 0.37 1.25 (4) $73,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 600 0.26 0.88 (4) $79,490
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 570 0.34 1.16 (4) $92,890
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.52 1.79 (4) $83,610
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 460 0.18 0.62 (4) $80,350
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 430 0.35 1.19 (4) $79,480




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)
Manhattan, KS 70 1.30 4.44 (4) $105,850
Flagstaff, AZ 60 1.10 3.76 (4) $68,710
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 60 1.04 3.54 (4) $75,480
Terre Haute, IN 60 0.96 3.27 (8) (8)
Tallahassee, FL 130 0.80 2.74 (4) $98,500
Jackson, TN 40 0.76 2.59 (4) $50,660
Honolulu, HI 320 0.74 2.54 (4) $77,620
Salisbury, MD 40 0.72 2.47 (4) $77,590
Worcester, MA-CT 160 0.65 2.21 (4) $64,960
Springfield, MA-CT 180 0.63 2.16 (4) $79,040




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 250 0.21 0.73 (4) $114,510
Manhattan, KS 70 1.30 4.44 (4) $105,850
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 160 0.59 2.02 (4) $99,770
Tallahassee, FL 130 0.80 2.74 (4) $98,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.32 1.08 (4) $98,250
Fresno, CA 90 0.28 0.95 (4) $97,240
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 390 0.32 1.11 (4) $95,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 570 0.34 1.16 (4) $92,890
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.28 0.97 (4) $88,900
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 200 0.37 1.28 (4) $88,660

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)
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.73 2.51 (4) $62,730
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.33 1.12 (4) $55,730
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.46 1.56 (4) $82,030
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 110 0.58 1.97 (4) $62,840
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 2.18 (4) $65,420

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)
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.56 5.34 (4) $93,970
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 1.01 3.44 (4) $58,470
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.75 2.55 (4) $61,320
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.73 2.51 (4) $62,730
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.72 2.45 (4) $109,510

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 40 0.72 2.45 (4) $109,510
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 1.56 5.34 (4) $93,970
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.46 1.56 (4) $82,030
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 1.61 (4) $81,430
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 0.89 (4) $79,580


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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