Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton is 150.
  • Psychology Teachers in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton earn an average of $86,260 per year or $41.47 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Psychology Teachers who work in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton is less than 1%.

Rankings for Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton

  • Ranks #7 in Pennsylvania for salary and #14 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #53 in the nation for salary and #234 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #43 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton Psychology Teachers earn an average of $86,260 or $41.47 per hour which is 2% less than the Pennsylvania average salary of $88,340.

AverageScranton–Wilkes-Barre–HazletonPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$41.47$42.47-2.35%
Annual Salary$86,260$88,340-2.35%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton Psychology Teachers earn an average of $86,260 or $41.47 per hour which is 2% less than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageScranton–Wilkes-Barre–HazletonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$41.47$42.50-2.41%
Annual Salary$86,260$88,390-2.41%
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 Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton earns an average annual salary of $92,733 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $88,340. per year.

Cost-of-living in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton is 7% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton 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.
  • Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton average salary is $86,260.
  • Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton cost-of-living adjusted salary is $92,733.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton$86,26093.02%$92,733
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 Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $57,160 and $97,830 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $130,890, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $47,120, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year15Under $47,120
15%2 – 4 years22$47,120 – $57,160
25%5 – 9 years38$57,160 – $72,580
25%10 – 14 years38$72,580 – $97,830
15%15 – 20 years22$72,580 – $130,890
10%20+ years15Above $130,890
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,100), Social Workers ($46,320), Marriage and Family Therapists ($50,160), Health Care Social Workers ($57,740), School Psychologists ($72,200), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($79,880).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$86,260
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$79,880
School Psychologists$72,200
Health Care Social Workers$57,740
Marriage and Family Therapists$50,160
Social Workers$46,320
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,100
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton is 150.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $86,260 per year or $41.47 per hour in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton Psychology Teachers earn an average of $92,733 per year or $45 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton are Psychology Teachers($86,260), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($79,880), School Psychologists($72,200).


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