Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 140.
  • Psychology Teachers in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro earn an average of $105,890 per year or $50.91 per hour.
  • The percentage of Oregon Psychology Teachers who work in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is less than 1%.

Rankings for Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro

  • Ranks #1 in Oregon for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Oregon for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #12 in the nation for salary and #31 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #48 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Oregon

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Psychology Teachers earn an average of $105,890 or $50.91 per hour which is 7% more than the Oregon average salary of $98,920.

AveragePortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOregon% Difference
Hourly Wage$50.91$47.567.05%
Annual Salary$105,890$98,9207.05%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Psychology Teachers earn an average of $105,890 or $50.91 per hour which is 19% more than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AveragePortland-Vancouver-HillsboroU.S.%
Hourly Wage$50.91$42.5019.80%
Annual Salary$105,890$88,39019.80%
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-Vancouver-Hillsboro earns an average annual salary of $100,208 which compares to the Oregon average annual salary of $98,920. per year.

Cost-of-living in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 6% higher than the Oregon average, which means Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Oregon average.

  • Oregon average salary is $98,920.
  • Oregon cost-of-living adjusted salary is $96,394.
  • Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro average salary is $105,890.
  • Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro cost-of-living adjusted salary is $100,208.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro$105,890105.67%$100,208
Oregon$98,920102.62%$96,394
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-Vancouver-Hillsboro, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $77,450 and $127,220 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $161,140, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $64,490, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year14Under $64,490
15%2 – 4 years21$64,490 – $77,450
25%5 – 9 years35$77,450 – $100,440
25%10 – 14 years35$100,440 – $127,220
15%15 – 20 years21$100,440 – $161,140
10%20+ years14Above $161,140
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 $105,890, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($133,060), Industrial Organizational Psychologists ($115,960), and Forensic Psychologists ($109,690).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($55,350), Marriage and Family Therapists ($58,120), Substance Abuse Counselors ($61,790), Health Care Social Workers ($80,870), and School Psychologists ($92,800).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$133,060
Industrial Organizational Psychologists$115,960
Forensic Psychologists$109,690
Psychology Teachers$105,890
School Psychologists$92,800
Health Care Social Workers$80,870
Substance Abuse Counselors$61,790
Marriage and Family Therapists$58,120
Social Workers$55,350
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro is 140.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $105,890 per year or $50.91 per hour in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Psychology Teachers earn an average of $100,208 per year or $48 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($133,060), Industrial Organizational Psychologists($115,960), Forensic Psychologists($109,690).


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