Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Auburn-Opelika is 70.
  • Psychology Teachers in Auburn-Opelika earn an average of $106,040 per year or $50.98 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Psychology Teachers who work in Auburn-Opelika is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Auburn-Opelika is less than 1%.

Rankings for Auburn-Opelika

  • Ranks #1 in Alabama for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #11 in the nation for salary and #301 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #82 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Auburn-Opelika Psychology Teachers earn an average of $106,040 or $50.98 per hour which is 24% more than the Alabama average salary of $85,170.

AverageAuburn-OpelikaAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$50.98$40.9524.50%
Annual Salary$106,040$85,17024.50%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Auburn-Opelika Psychology Teachers earn an average of $106,040 or $50.98 per hour which is 19% more than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageAuburn-OpelikaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$50.98$42.5019.97%
Annual Salary$106,040$88,39019.97%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, Psychology Teachers in Auburn-Opelika earns an average annual salary of $115,979 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $85,170. per year.

Cost-of-living in Auburn-Opelika is 9% less than the Alabama average, which means Auburn-Opelika residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Alabama average.

  • Alabama average salary is $85,170.
  • Alabama cost-of-living adjusted salary is $95,429.
  • Auburn-Opelika average salary is $106,040.
  • Auburn-Opelika cost-of-living adjusted salary is $115,979.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Auburn-Opelika$106,04091.43%$115,979
Alabama$85,17089.25%$95,429
U.S.$88,390$88,390
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Auburn-Opelika, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $79,410 and $128,700 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $164,150, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $64,820, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year7Under $64,820
15%2 – 4 years10$64,820 – $79,410
25%5 – 9 years18$79,410 – $101,010
25%10 – 14 years18$101,010 – $128,700
15%15 – 20 years10$101,010 – $164,150
10%20+ years7Above $164,150
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($38,630), Social Workers ($43,500), and Health Care Social Workers ($45,240).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$106,040
Health Care Social Workers$45,240
Social Workers$43,500
Substance Abuse Counselors$38,630
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Auburn-Opelika Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Auburn-Opelika is 70.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $106,040 per year or $50.98 per hour in Auburn-Opelika.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Auburn-Opelika Psychology Teachers earn an average of $115,979 per year or $56 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Auburn-Opelika are Psychology Teachers($106,040), Health Care Social Workers($45,240), Social Workers($43,500).


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