Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 1,130.
  • Psychology Teachers in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim earn an average of $141,130 per year or $67.85 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Psychology Teachers who work in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 3%.

Rankings for Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

  • Ranks #1 in California for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #1 in the nation for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Psychology Teachers earn an average of $141,130 or $67.85 per hour which is 22% more than the California average salary of $114,950.

AverageLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$67.85$55.2622.78%
Annual Salary$141,130$114,95022.78%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Psychology Teachers earn an average of $141,130 or $67.85 per hour which is 59% more than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimU.S.%
Hourly Wage$67.85$42.5059.67%
Annual Salary$141,130$88,39059.67%
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 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim earns an average annual salary of $126,133 which compares to the California average annual salary of $114,950. per year.

Cost-of-living in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 12% higher than the California average, which means Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to California average.

  • California average salary is $114,950.
  • California cost-of-living adjusted salary is $104,140.
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim average salary is $141,130.
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim cost-of-living adjusted salary is $126,133.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim$141,130111.89%$126,133
California$114,950110.38%$104,140
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 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $96,240 and $195,840 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $0, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $51,380, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year113Under $51,380
15%2 – 4 years170$51,380 – $96,240
25%5 – 9 years282$96,240 – $124,680
25%10 – 14 years282$124,680 – $195,840
15%15 – 20 years170$124,680 – $0
10%20+ years113Above $0
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 Marriage and Family Therapists ($55,760), Substance Abuse Counselors ($59,610), Social Workers ($69,540), Health Care Social Workers ($81,660), School Psychologists ($90,010), Forensic Psychologists ($112,390), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($122,170), and Industrial Organizational Psychologists ($136,940).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$141,130
Industrial Organizational Psychologists$136,940
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$122,170
Forensic Psychologists$112,390
School Psychologists$90,010
Health Care Social Workers$81,660
Social Workers$69,540
Substance Abuse Counselors$59,610
Marriage and Family Therapists$55,760
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 1,130.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $141,130 per year or $67.85 per hour in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Psychology Teachers earn an average of $126,133 per year or $61 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim are Psychology Teachers($141,130), Industrial Organizational Psychologists($136,940), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($122,170).


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