2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Psychology Professors 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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- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Postsecondary Psychology Teachers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $41,480 to $57,200 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Postsecondary Psychology Teachers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$*||$155,800|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$*||$108,920|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$*||$78,180|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$*||$57,200|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$*||$41,480|
Highest paying states
* Postsecondary Psychology Teachers are generally paid on an annual basis not hourly.
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Postsecondary Psychology Teacher is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Psychology Professors are in the states of CA, NY, DC, NV and MA.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$89850||$*|
|Technical and Trade Schools||$62970||$*|