Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria is 480.
  • Psychology Teachers in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria earn an average of $97,620 per year or $46.93 per hour.
  • The percentage of District of Columbia Psychology Teachers who work in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria is 300%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria is 1%.

Rankings for Washington-Arlington-Alexandria

  • Ranks #1 in District of Columbia for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in District of Columbia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #16 in the nation for salary and #8 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #10 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to District of Columbia

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Psychology Teachers earn an average of $97,620 or $46.93 per hour which is 7% less than the District of Columbia average salary of $105,510.

AverageWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaDistrict of Columbia% Difference
Hourly Wage$46.93$50.73-7.48%
Annual Salary$97,620$105,510-7.48%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Psychology Teachers earn an average of $97,620 or $46.93 per hour which is 10% more than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$46.93$42.5010.44%
Annual Salary$97,620$88,39010.44%
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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria earns an average annual salary of $87,528 which compares to the District of Columbia average annual salary of $105,510. per year.

Cost-of-living in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria is 12% higher than the District of Columbia average, which means Washington-Arlington-Alexandria residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to District of Columbia average.

  • District of Columbia average salary is $105,510.
  • District of Columbia cost-of-living adjusted salary is $94,662.
  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria average salary is $97,620.
  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria cost-of-living adjusted salary is $87,528.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria$97,620111.53%$87,528
District of Columbia$105,510111.46%$94,662
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 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $76,000 and $121,540 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $155,580, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $50,610, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year48Under $50,610
15%2 – 4 years72$50,610 – $76,000
25%5 – 9 years120$76,000 – $95,350
25%10 – 14 years120$95,350 – $121,540
15%15 – 20 years72$95,350 – $155,580
10%20+ years48Above $155,580
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 $97,620, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($111,920), Forensic Psychologists ($110,250), and School Psychologists ($98,160).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($57,320), Substance Abuse Counselors ($62,510), Health Care Social Workers ($70,730), and Social Workers ($70,910).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$111,920
Forensic Psychologists$110,250
School Psychologists$98,160
Psychology Teachers$97,620
Social Workers$70,910
Health Care Social Workers$70,730
Substance Abuse Counselors$62,510
Marriage and Family Therapists$57,320
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria is 480.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $97,620 per year or $46.93 per hour in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Psychology Teachers earn an average of $87,528 per year or $42 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($111,920), Forensic Psychologists($110,250), School Psychologists($98,160).


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