Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Knoxville is 90.
  • Psychology Teachers in Knoxville earn an average of $81,690 per year or $39.27 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Psychology Teachers who work in Knoxville is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Knoxville is less than 1%.

Rankings for Knoxville

  • Ranks #2 in Tennessee for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #76 in the nation for salary and #291 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #69 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

Knoxville Psychology Teachers earn an average of $81,690 or $39.27 per hour which is 3% more than the Tennessee average salary of $78,840.

AverageKnoxvilleTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$39.27$37.903.61%
Annual Salary$81,690$78,8403.61%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Knoxville Psychology Teachers earn an average of $81,690 or $39.27 per hour which is 7% less than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageKnoxvilleU.S.%
Hourly Wage$39.27$42.50-7.58%
Annual Salary$81,690$88,390-7.58%
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 Knoxville earns an average annual salary of $89,123 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $78,840. per year.

Cost-of-living in Knoxville is 8% less than the Tennessee average, which means Knoxville 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.
  • Knoxville average salary is $81,690.
  • Knoxville cost-of-living adjusted salary is $89,123.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Knoxville$81,69091.66%$89,123
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 Knoxville, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $60,410 and $98,070 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $123,630, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $38,640, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $38,640
15%2 – 4 years14$38,640 – $60,410
25%5 – 9 years22$60,410 – $75,960
25%10 – 14 years22$75,960 – $98,070
15%15 – 20 years14$75,960 – $123,630
10%20+ years9Above $123,630
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 $81,690, Knoxville Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($93,440).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($39,120), Marriage and Family Therapists ($41,460), Social Workers ($45,160), Health Care Social Workers ($47,410), and School Psychologists ($68,950).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$93,440
Psychology Teachers$81,690
School Psychologists$68,950
Health Care Social Workers$47,410
Social Workers$45,160
Marriage and Family Therapists$41,460
Substance Abuse Counselors$39,120
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Knoxville Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Knoxville is 90.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $81,690 per year or $39.27 per hour in Knoxville.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Knoxville Psychology Teachers earn an average of $89,123 per year or $43 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Knoxville are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($93,440), Psychology Teachers($81,690), School Psychologists($68,950).


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