Salary for Postsecondary Psychology Teachers

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Also known as:  Applied Psychology Professor, Child Development Professor, Clinical Psychology Professor, Educational Psychology Professor, Human Relations Professor, Industrial Psychology Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Professor, Psychology Professor helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Psychology teachers lead courses in topics such as cognitive psychology and behavioral psychology. They develop lectures, homework assignments, and exams, lead in class discussions, and may supervise the research efforts of graduate and undergraduate students. These professionals are required to stay informed on the changes in the field of psychology, and may conduct their own research and/or publish in peer-reviewed journals. The minimum educational requirement for this occupation is a Master's degree, although many pyschology teachers also hold doctoral degrees.

A Postsecondary Psychology Teacher can earn average salaries of between $41,480 to $155,800 depending on education and experience. Psychology Teachers will normally get an average pay level of eigthy-nine thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars on a yearly basis.

Psychology Teachers have the best average compensation in California, where they can earn pay of just about $121,110. Employees who work in this career can make the most money in Educational Services, where they can earn job pay of $89,960.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 50.82 percent nationwide in that time.


Postsecondary Psychology Teachers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
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