Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale is 360.
  • Psychology Teachers in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale earn an average of $74,620 per year or $35.88 per hour.
  • The percentage of Arizona Psychology Teachers who work in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale is 1%.

Rankings for Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

  • Ranks #2 in Arizona for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Arizona for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #105 in the nation for salary and #46 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #16 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Arizona

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Psychology Teachers earn an average of $74,620 or $35.88 per hour which is 4% less than the Arizona average salary of $77,770.

AveragePhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleArizona% Difference
Hourly Wage$35.88$37.39-4.05%
Annual Salary$74,620$77,770-4.05%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Psychology Teachers earn an average of $74,620 or $35.88 per hour which is 15% less than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AveragePhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleU.S.%
Hourly Wage$35.88$42.50-15.58%
Annual Salary$74,620$88,390-15.58%
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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale earns an average annual salary of $72,757 which compares to the Arizona average annual salary of $77,770. per year.

Cost-of-living in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale is 3% higher than the Arizona average, which means Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Arizona average.

  • Arizona average salary is $77,770.
  • Arizona cost-of-living adjusted salary is $78,500.
  • Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale average salary is $74,620.
  • Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale cost-of-living adjusted salary is $72,757.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale$74,620102.56%$72,757
Arizona$77,77099.07%$78,500
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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $47,730 and $98,070 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $123,630, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $38,640, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year36Under $38,640
15%2 – 4 years54$38,640 – $47,730
25%5 – 9 years90$47,730 – $61,690
25%10 – 14 years90$61,690 – $98,070
15%15 – 20 years54$61,690 – $123,630
10%20+ years36Above $123,630
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $74,620, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($97,400), School Psychologists ($80,130), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($77,200).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($44,310), Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,440), Marriage and Family Therapists ($58,880), and Health Care Social Workers ($61,950).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$97,400
School Psychologists$80,130
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$77,200
Psychology Teachers$74,620
Health Care Social Workers$61,950
Marriage and Family Therapists$58,880
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,440
Social Workers$44,310
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale is 360.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $74,620 per year or $35.88 per hour in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Psychology Teachers earn an average of $72,757 per year or $35 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale are Forensic Psychologists($97,400), School Psychologists($80,130), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($77,200).


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