Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in St. Louis is 260.
  • Psychology Teachers in St. Louis earn an average of $89,820 per year or $43.18 per hour.
  • The percentage of Missouri Psychology Teachers who work in St. Louis is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in St. Louis is 1%.

Rankings for St. Louis

  • Ranks #1 in Missouri for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Missouri for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #39 in the nation for salary and #157 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #26 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Missouri

St. Louis Psychology Teachers earn an average of $89,820 or $43.18 per hour which is 9% more than the Missouri average salary of $82,380.

AverageSt. LouisMissouri% Difference
Hourly Wage$43.18$39.619.03%
Annual Salary$89,820$82,3809.03%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

St. Louis Psychology Teachers earn an average of $89,820 or $43.18 per hour which is 1% more than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageSt. LouisU.S.%
Hourly Wage$43.18$42.501.62%
Annual Salary$89,820$88,3901.62%
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 St. Louis earns an average annual salary of $93,846 which compares to the Missouri average annual salary of $82,380. per year.

Cost-of-living in St. Louis is 4% less than the Missouri average, which means St. Louis residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Missouri average.

  • Missouri average salary is $82,380.
  • Missouri cost-of-living adjusted salary is $89,069.
  • St. Louis average salary is $89,820.
  • St. Louis cost-of-living adjusted salary is $93,846.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
St. Louis$89,82095.71%$93,846
Missouri$82,38092.49%$89,069
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 St. Louis, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $61,060 and $100,390 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $155,240, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $48,490, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year26Under $48,490
15%2 – 4 years39$48,490 – $61,060
25%5 – 9 years65$61,060 – $77,680
25%10 – 14 years65$77,680 – $100,390
15%15 – 20 years39$77,680 – $155,240
10%20+ years26Above $155,240
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 $89,820, St. Louis Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($96,990).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($45,090), Substance Abuse Counselors ($48,290), Marriage and Family Therapists ($51,310), Health Care Social Workers ($52,270), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($74,350), and School Psychologists ($76,880).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$96,990
Psychology Teachers$89,820
School Psychologists$76,880
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$74,350
Health Care Social Workers$52,270
Marriage and Family Therapists$51,310
Substance Abuse Counselors$48,290
Social Workers$45,090
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for St. Louis Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in St. Louis is 260.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $89,820 per year or $43.18 per hour in St. Louis.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in St. Louis Psychology Teachers earn an average of $93,846 per year or $45 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in St. Louis are Forensic Psychologists($96,990), Psychology Teachers($89,820), School Psychologists($76,880).


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