Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell is 450.
  • Psychology Teachers in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell earn an average of $87,620 per year or $42.13 per hour.
  • The percentage of Georgia Psychology Teachers who work in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell is 1%.

Rankings for Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell

  • Ranks #1 in Georgia for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Georgia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #47 in the nation for salary and #103 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #11 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Georgia

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Psychology Teachers earn an average of $87,620 or $42.13 per hour which is 10% more than the Georgia average salary of $79,020.

AverageAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGeorgia% Difference
Hourly Wage$42.12$37.9910.88%
Annual Salary$87,620$79,02010.88%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Psychology Teachers earn an average of $87,620 or $42.13 per hour which is 0% less than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellU.S.%
Hourly Wage$42.12$42.50-0.87%
Annual Salary$87,620$88,390-0.87%
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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell earns an average annual salary of $89,262 which compares to the Georgia average annual salary of $79,020. per year.

Cost-of-living in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell is 2% less than the Georgia average, which means Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Georgia average.

  • Georgia average salary is $79,020.
  • Georgia cost-of-living adjusted salary is $83,584.
  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell average salary is $87,620.
  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell cost-of-living adjusted salary is $89,262.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell$87,62098.16%$89,262
Georgia$79,02094.54%$83,584
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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $49,380 and $103,620 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $169,310, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $19,070, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year45Under $19,070
15%2 – 4 years68$19,070 – $49,380
25%5 – 9 years112$49,380 – $75,960
25%10 – 14 years112$75,960 – $103,620
15%15 – 20 years68$75,960 – $169,310
10%20+ years45Above $169,310
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 $87,620, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($101,260).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,530), Marriage and Family Therapists ($48,860), Social Workers ($51,110), Health Care Social Workers ($58,620), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($75,500), and School Psychologists ($83,720).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$101,260
Psychology Teachers$87,620
School Psychologists$83,720
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$75,500
Health Care Social Workers$58,620
Social Workers$51,110
Marriage and Family Therapists$48,860
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,530
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell is 450.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $87,620 per year or $42.13 per hour in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Psychology Teachers earn an average of $89,262 per year or $43 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell are Forensic Psychologists($101,260), Psychology Teachers($87,620), School Psychologists($83,720).


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