Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin is 1,490.
  • Psychology Teachers in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin earn an average of $87,090 per year or $41.87 per hour.
  • The percentage of Illinois Psychology Teachers who work in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin is 4%.

Rankings for Chicago-Naperville-Elgin

  • Ranks #1 in Illinois for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Illinois for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #50 in the nation for salary and #35 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Illinois

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Psychology Teachers earn an average of $87,090 or $41.87 per hour which is 1% more than the Illinois average salary of $85,420.

AverageChicago-Naperville-ElginIllinois% Difference
Hourly Wage$41.87$41.071.96%
Annual Salary$87,090$85,4201.96%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Psychology Teachers earn an average of $87,090 or $41.87 per hour which is 1% less than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageChicago-Naperville-ElginU.S.%
Hourly Wage$41.87$42.50-1.47%
Annual Salary$87,090$88,390-1.47%
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 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin earns an average annual salary of $83,062 which compares to the Illinois average annual salary of $85,420. per year.

Cost-of-living in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin is 5% higher than the Illinois average, which means Chicago-Naperville-Elgin residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Illinois average.

  • Illinois average salary is $85,420.
  • Illinois cost-of-living adjusted salary is $85,012.
  • Chicago-Naperville-Elgin average salary is $87,090.
  • Chicago-Naperville-Elgin cost-of-living adjusted salary is $83,062.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin$87,090104.85%$83,062
Illinois$85,420100.48%$85,012
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 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $60,820 and $101,010 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $131,700, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $48,920, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year149Under $48,920
15%2 – 4 years224$48,920 – $60,820
25%5 – 9 years372$60,820 – $78,090
25%10 – 14 years372$78,090 – $101,010
15%15 – 20 years224$78,090 – $131,700
10%20+ years149Above $131,700
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 $87,090, Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($103,430), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($102,580).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,460), Marriage and Family Therapists ($55,200), Social Workers ($57,170), Health Care Social Workers ($62,870), and School Psychologists ($77,460).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$103,430
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$102,580
Psychology Teachers$87,090
School Psychologists$77,460
Health Care Social Workers$62,870
Social Workers$57,170
Marriage and Family Therapists$55,200
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,460
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin is 1,490.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $87,090 per year or $41.87 per hour in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Psychology Teachers earn an average of $83,062 per year or $40 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin are Forensic Psychologists($103,430), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($102,580), Psychology Teachers($87,090).


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