Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward is 450.
  • Psychology Teachers in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward earn an average of $115,150 per year or $55.36 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Psychology Teachers who work in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward is 1%.

Rankings for San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

  • Ranks #2 in California for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #4 in the nation for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #13 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Psychology Teachers earn an average of $115,150 or $55.36 per hour which is almost same as California average salary of $114,950.

AverageSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$55.36$55.260.17%
Annual Salary$115,150$114,9500.17%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Psychology Teachers earn an average of $115,150 or $55.36 per hour which is 30% more than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardU.S.%
Hourly Wage$55.36$42.5030.27%
Annual Salary$115,150$88,39030.27%
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 Francisco-Oakland-Hayward earns an average annual salary of $98,109 which compares to the California average annual salary of $114,950. per year.

Cost-of-living in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward is 17% higher than the California average, which means San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 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 Francisco-Oakland-Hayward average salary is $115,150.
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward cost-of-living adjusted salary is $98,109.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward$115,150117.37%$98,109
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 Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $74,460 and $153,580 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $189,610, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $48,610, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year45Under $48,610
15%2 – 4 years68$48,610 – $74,460
25%5 – 9 years112$74,460 – $102,990
25%10 – 14 years112$102,990 – $153,580
15%15 – 20 years68$102,990 – $189,610
10%20+ years45Above $189,610
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 $115,150, San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($129,880), and Forensic Psychologists ($126,520).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($65,370), Marriage and Family Therapists ($72,550), Social Workers ($72,750), School Psychologists ($90,640), and Health Care Social Workers ($98,340).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$129,880
Forensic Psychologists$126,520
Psychology Teachers$115,150
Health Care Social Workers$98,340
School Psychologists$90,640
Social Workers$72,750
Marriage and Family Therapists$72,550
Substance Abuse Counselors$65,370
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward is 450.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $115,150 per year or $55.36 per hour in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Psychology Teachers earn an average of $98,109 per year or $47 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($129,880), Forensic Psychologists($126,520), Psychology Teachers($115,150).


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