Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is 360.
  • Psychology Teachers in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood earn an average of $77,370 per year or $37.20 per hour.
  • The percentage of Colorado Psychology Teachers who work in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is 1%.

Rankings for Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

  • Ranks #2 in Colorado for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Colorado for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #97 in the nation for salary and #27 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #15 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Colorado

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Psychology Teachers earn an average of $77,370 or $37.20 per hour which is 4% more than the Colorado average salary of $74,040.

AverageDenver-Aurora-LakewoodColorado% Difference
Hourly Wage$37.20$35.604.50%
Annual Salary$77,370$74,0404.50%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Psychology Teachers earn an average of $77,370 or $37.20 per hour which is 12% less than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageDenver-Aurora-LakewoodU.S.%
Hourly Wage$37.20$42.50-12.47%
Annual Salary$77,370$88,390-12.47%
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 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood earns an average annual salary of $72,113 which compares to the Colorado average annual salary of $74,040. per year.

Cost-of-living in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is 7% higher than the Colorado average, which means Denver-Aurora-Lakewood residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Colorado average.

  • Colorado average salary is $74,040.
  • Colorado cost-of-living adjusted salary is $71,974.
  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood average salary is $77,370.
  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood cost-of-living adjusted salary is $72,113.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood$77,370107.29%$72,113
Colorado$74,040102.87%$71,974
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 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $50,600 and $104,150 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $123,730, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $48,820, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year36Under $48,820
15%2 – 4 years54$48,820 – $50,600
25%5 – 9 years90$50,600 – $64,490
25%10 – 14 years90$64,490 – $104,150
15%15 – 20 years54$64,490 – $123,730
10%20+ years36Above $123,730
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 $77,370, Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($105,450), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($94,760).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Health Care Social Workers ($60,480), Substance Abuse Counselors ($61,510), Social Workers ($63,170), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($76,220).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$105,450
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$94,760
Psychology Teachers$77,370
Marriage and Family Therapists$76,220
Social Workers$63,170
Substance Abuse Counselors$61,510
Health Care Social Workers$60,480
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is 360.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $77,370 per year or $37.20 per hour in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Psychology Teachers earn an average of $72,113 per year or $35 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood are School Psychologists($105,450), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($94,760), Psychology Teachers($77,370).


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