Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Pittsburgh is 360.
  • Psychology Teachers in Pittsburgh earn an average of $84,800 per year or $40.77 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Psychology Teachers who work in Pittsburgh is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Pittsburgh is 1%.

Rankings for Pittsburgh

  • Ranks #9 in Pennsylvania for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #61 in the nation for salary and #159 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #17 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Psychology Teachers earn an average of $84,800 or $40.77 per hour which is 4% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $88,340.

AveragePittsburghPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$40.77$42.47-4.01%
Annual Salary$84,800$88,340-4.01%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Pittsburgh Psychology Teachers earn an average of $84,800 or $40.77 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AveragePittsburghU.S.%
Hourly Wage$40.77$42.50-4.06%
Annual Salary$84,800$88,390-4.06%
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 Pittsburgh earns an average annual salary of $88,629 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $88,340. per year.

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

  • Pennsylvania average salary is $88,340.
  • Pennsylvania cost-of-living adjusted salary is $90,549.
  • Pittsburgh average salary is $84,800.
  • Pittsburgh cost-of-living adjusted salary is $88,629.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Pittsburgh$84,80095.68%$88,629
Pennsylvania$88,34097.56%$90,549
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 Pittsburgh, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $62,460 and $98,680 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $125,410, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $49,000, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year36Under $49,000
15%2 – 4 years54$49,000 – $62,460
25%5 – 9 years90$62,460 – $79,600
25%10 – 14 years90$79,600 – $98,680
15%15 – 20 years54$79,600 – $125,410
10%20+ years36Above $125,410
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 $84,800, Pittsburgh Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($91,610).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($48,560), Marriage and Family Therapists ($49,420), Social Workers ($50,010), Health Care Social Workers ($61,280), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($80,730), and School Psychologists ($82,420).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$91,610
Psychology Teachers$84,800
School Psychologists$82,420
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$80,730
Health Care Social Workers$61,280
Social Workers$50,010
Marriage and Family Therapists$49,420
Substance Abuse Counselors$48,560
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Pittsburgh Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Pittsburgh is 360.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $84,800 per year or $40.77 per hour in Pittsburgh.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Pittsburgh Psychology Teachers earn an average of $88,629 per year or $43 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Pittsburgh are Forensic Psychologists($91,610), Psychology Teachers($84,800), School Psychologists($82,420).


Additional Salary Reports for Psychology Teachers in Pennsylvania cities and Metros and U.S. States.

Official Data Sources for Psychology Teachers: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data