Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Portland-South Portland is 50.
  • Psychology Teachers in Portland-South Portland earn an average of $72,220 per year or $34.72 per hour.
  • The percentage of Maine Psychology Teachers who work in Portland-South Portland is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Portland-South Portland is less than 1%.

Rankings for Portland-South Portland

  • Ranks #2 in Maine for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Maine for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #111 in the nation for salary and #254 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #112 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Maine

Portland-South Portland Psychology Teachers earn an average of $72,220 or $34.72 per hour which is 7% less than the Maine average salary of $78,230.

AveragePortland-South PortlandMaine% Difference
Hourly Wage$34.72$37.61-7.68%
Annual Salary$72,220$78,230-7.68%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Portland-South Portland Psychology Teachers earn an average of $72,220 or $34.72 per hour which is 18% less than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AveragePortland-South PortlandU.S.%
Hourly Wage$34.72$42.50-18.29%
Annual Salary$72,220$88,390-18.29%
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 Portland-South Portland earns an average annual salary of $78,126 which compares to the Maine average annual salary of $78,230. per year.

Cost-of-living in Portland-South Portland is 8% less than the Maine average, which means Portland-South Portland residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Maine average.

  • Maine average salary is $78,230.
  • Maine cost-of-living adjusted salary is $80,833.
  • Portland-South Portland average salary is $72,220.
  • Portland-South Portland cost-of-living adjusted salary is $78,126.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Portland-South Portland$72,22092.44%$78,126
Maine$78,23096.78%$80,833
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 Portland-South Portland, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $60,670 and $81,980 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $104,270, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $49,850, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year5Under $49,850
15%2 – 4 years8$49,850 – $60,670
25%5 – 9 years12$60,670 – $64,490
25%10 – 14 years12$64,490 – $81,980
15%15 – 20 years8$64,490 – $104,270
10%20+ years5Above $104,270
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 $72,220, Portland-South Portland Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($83,310), Forensic Psychologists ($80,300), and School Psychologists ($79,680).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Health Care Social Workers ($58,940), Substance Abuse Counselors ($61,550), and Social Workers ($68,890).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$83,310
Forensic Psychologists$80,300
School Psychologists$79,680
Psychology Teachers$72,220
Social Workers$68,890
Substance Abuse Counselors$61,550
Health Care Social Workers$58,940
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Portland-South Portland Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Portland-South Portland is 50.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $72,220 per year or $34.72 per hour in Portland-South Portland.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Portland-South Portland Psychology Teachers earn an average of $78,126 per year or $38 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Portland-South Portland are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($83,310), Forensic Psychologists($80,300), School Psychologists($79,680).


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