Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Rochester is 180.
  • Psychology Teachers in Rochester earn an average of $89,700 per year or $43.13 per hour.
  • The percentage of New York Psychology Teachers who work in Rochester is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Rochester is less than 1%.

Rankings for Rochester

  • Ranks #2 in New York for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in New York for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #40 in the nation for salary and #102 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #38 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to New York

Rochester Psychology Teachers earn an average of $89,700 or $43.13 per hour which is 14% less than the New York average salary of $104,580.

AverageRochesterNew York% Difference
Hourly Wage$43.12$50.28-14.23%
Annual Salary$89,700$104,580-14.23%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Rochester Psychology Teachers earn an average of $89,700 or $43.13 per hour which is 1% more than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageRochesterU.S.%
Hourly Wage$43.12$42.501.48%
Annual Salary$89,700$88,3901.48%
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 Rochester earns an average annual salary of $91,261 which compares to the New York average annual salary of $104,580. per year.

Cost-of-living in Rochester is 2% less than the New York average, which means Rochester residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to New York average.

  • New York average salary is $104,580.
  • New York cost-of-living adjusted salary is $94,892.
  • Rochester average salary is $89,700.
  • Rochester cost-of-living adjusted salary is $91,261.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Rochester$89,70098.29%$91,261
New York$104,580110.21%$94,892
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 Rochester, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $60,820 and $99,150 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $160,850, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $37,420, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year18Under $37,420
15%2 – 4 years27$37,420 – $60,820
25%5 – 9 years45$60,820 – $77,450
25%10 – 14 years45$77,450 – $99,150
15%15 – 20 years27$77,450 – $160,850
10%20+ years18Above $160,850
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 $89,700, Rochester Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($100,610).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($50,780), Health Care Social Workers ($52,610), Social Workers ($60,100), and School Psychologists ($73,090).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$100,610
Psychology Teachers$89,700
School Psychologists$73,090
Social Workers$60,100
Health Care Social Workers$52,610
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,780
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Rochester Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Rochester is 180.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $89,700 per year or $43.13 per hour in Rochester.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Rochester Psychology Teachers earn an average of $91,261 per year or $44 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Rochester are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($100,610), Psychology Teachers($89,700), School Psychologists($73,090).


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