Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Columbia is 70.
  • Psychology Teachers in Columbia earn an average of $107,010 per year or $51.45 per hour.
  • The percentage of South Carolina Psychology Teachers who work in Columbia is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Columbia is less than 1%.

Rankings for Columbia

  • Ranks #1 in South Carolina for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in South Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #10 in the nation for salary and #309 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #89 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to South Carolina

Columbia Psychology Teachers earn an average of $107,010 or $51.45 per hour which is 40% more than the South Carolina average salary of $76,120.

AverageColumbiaSouth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$51.45$36.6040.58%
Annual Salary$107,010$76,12040.58%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Columbia Psychology Teachers earn an average of $107,010 or $51.45 per hour which is 21% more than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageColumbiaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$51.45$42.5021.07%
Annual Salary$107,010$88,39021.07%
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 Columbia earns an average annual salary of $117,194 which compares to the South Carolina average annual salary of $76,120. per year.

Cost-of-living in Columbia is 9% less than the South Carolina average, which means Columbia residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to South Carolina average.

  • South Carolina average salary is $76,120.
  • South Carolina cost-of-living adjusted salary is $83,055.
  • Columbia average salary is $107,010.
  • Columbia cost-of-living adjusted salary is $117,194.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Columbia$107,01091.31%$117,194
South Carolina$76,12091.65%$83,055
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 Columbia, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $60,550 and $127,760 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $207,920, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $48,740, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year7Under $48,740
15%2 – 4 years10$48,740 – $60,550
25%5 – 9 years18$60,550 – $78,910
25%10 – 14 years18$78,910 – $127,760
15%15 – 20 years10$78,910 – $207,920
10%20+ years7Above $207,920
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 ($41,810), Social Workers ($48,100), Health Care Social Workers ($56,370), School Psychologists ($68,380), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($83,060), and Forensic Psychologists ($87,630).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$107,010
Forensic Psychologists$87,630
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$83,060
School Psychologists$68,380
Health Care Social Workers$56,370
Social Workers$48,100
Substance Abuse Counselors$41,810
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Columbia Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Columbia is 70.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $107,010 per year or $51.45 per hour in Columbia.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Columbia Psychology Teachers earn an average of $117,194 per year or $56 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Columbia are Psychology Teachers($107,010), Forensic Psychologists($87,630), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($83,060).


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