Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Chattanooga is 60.
  • Psychology Teachers in Chattanooga earn an average of $61,710 per year or $29.67 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Psychology Teachers who work in Chattanooga is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Chattanooga is less than 1%.

Rankings for Chattanooga

  • Ranks #4 in Tennessee for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #137 in the nation for salary and #278 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #102 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

Chattanooga Psychology Teachers earn an average of $61,710 or $29.67 per hour which is 21% less than the Tennessee average salary of $78,840.

AverageChattanoogaTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$29.67$37.90-21.73%
Annual Salary$61,710$78,840-21.73%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Chattanooga Psychology Teachers earn an average of $61,710 or $29.67 per hour which is 30% less than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageChattanoogaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$29.67$42.50-30.18%
Annual Salary$61,710$88,390-30.18%
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 Chattanooga earns an average annual salary of $67,054 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $78,840. per year.

Cost-of-living in Chattanooga is 8% less than the Tennessee average, which means Chattanooga residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Tennessee average.

  • Tennessee average salary is $78,840.
  • Tennessee cost-of-living adjusted salary is $85,556.
  • Chattanooga average salary is $61,710.
  • Chattanooga cost-of-living adjusted salary is $67,054.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Chattanooga$61,71092.03%$67,054
Tennessee$78,84092.15%$85,556
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 Chattanooga, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $48,720 and $77,100 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $97,340, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $38,470, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year6Under $38,470
15%2 – 4 years9$38,470 – $48,720
25%5 – 9 years15$48,720 – $57,730
25%10 – 14 years15$57,730 – $77,100
15%15 – 20 years9$57,730 – $97,340
10%20+ years6Above $97,340
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 $61,710, Chattanooga Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($100,510), and School Psychologists ($64,950).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($40,220), Substance Abuse Counselors ($43,350), Social Workers ($46,010), and Health Care Social Workers ($59,250).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$100,510
School Psychologists$64,950
Psychology Teachers$61,710
Health Care Social Workers$59,250
Social Workers$46,010
Substance Abuse Counselors$43,350
Marriage and Family Therapists$40,220
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Chattanooga Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Chattanooga is 60.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $61,710 per year or $29.67 per hour in Chattanooga.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Chattanooga Psychology Teachers earn an average of $67,054 per year or $32 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Chattanooga are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($100,510), School Psychologists($64,950), Psychology Teachers($61,710).


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