Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in San Diego-Carlsbad is 390.
  • Psychology Teachers in San Diego-Carlsbad earn an average of $110,410 per year or $53.08 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Psychology Teachers who work in San Diego-Carlsbad is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in San Diego-Carlsbad is 1%.

Rankings for San Diego-Carlsbad

  • Ranks #5 in California for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #8 in the nation for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #14 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

San Diego-Carlsbad Psychology Teachers earn an average of $110,410 or $53.08 per hour which is 3% less than the California average salary of $114,950.

AverageSan Diego-CarlsbadCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$53.08$55.26-3.95%
Annual Salary$110,410$114,950-3.95%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

San Diego-Carlsbad Psychology Teachers earn an average of $110,410 or $53.08 per hour which is 24% more than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageSan Diego-CarlsbadU.S.%
Hourly Wage$53.08$42.5024.91%
Annual Salary$110,410$88,39024.91%
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 San Diego-Carlsbad earns an average annual salary of $97,372 which compares to the California average annual salary of $114,950. per year.

Cost-of-living in San Diego-Carlsbad is 13% higher than the California average, which means San Diego-Carlsbad 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.
  • San Diego-Carlsbad average salary is $110,410.
  • San Diego-Carlsbad cost-of-living adjusted salary is $97,372.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
San Diego-Carlsbad$110,410113.39%$97,372
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 San Diego-Carlsbad, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $60,670 and $156,990 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $194,180, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $47,690, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year39Under $47,690
15%2 – 4 years58$47,690 – $60,670
25%5 – 9 years98$60,670 – $103,400
25%10 – 14 years98$103,400 – $156,990
15%15 – 20 years58$103,400 – $194,180
10%20+ years39Above $194,180
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 $110,410, San Diego-Carlsbad Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($136,630).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($52,340), Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,090), Social Workers ($59,790), Health Care Social Workers ($76,400), School Psychologists ($97,320), and Forensic Psychologists ($105,610).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$136,630
Psychology Teachers$110,410
Forensic Psychologists$105,610
School Psychologists$97,320
Health Care Social Workers$76,400
Social Workers$59,790
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,090
Marriage and Family Therapists$52,340
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for San Diego-Carlsbad Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in San Diego-Carlsbad is 390.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $110,410 per year or $53.08 per hour in San Diego-Carlsbad.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in San Diego-Carlsbad Psychology Teachers earn an average of $97,372 per year or $47 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in San Diego-Carlsbad are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($136,630), Psychology Teachers($110,410), Forensic Psychologists($105,610).


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