Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Memphis is 110.
  • Psychology Teachers in Memphis earn an average of $77,540 per year or $37.28 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Psychology Teachers who work in Memphis is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Memphis is less than 1%.

Rankings for Memphis

  • Ranks #3 in Tennessee for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #95 in the nation for salary and #242 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #58 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

Memphis Psychology Teachers earn an average of $77,540 or $37.28 per hour which is 1% less than the Tennessee average salary of $78,840.

AverageMemphisTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$37.28$37.90-1.65%
Annual Salary$77,540$78,840-1.65%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Memphis Psychology Teachers earn an average of $77,540 or $37.28 per hour which is 12% less than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageMemphisU.S.%
Hourly Wage$37.28$42.50-12.28%
Annual Salary$77,540$88,390-12.28%
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 Memphis earns an average annual salary of $83,628 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $78,840. per year.

Cost-of-living in Memphis is 7% less than the Tennessee average, which means Memphis 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.
  • Memphis average salary is $77,540.
  • Memphis cost-of-living adjusted salary is $83,628.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Memphis$77,54092.72%$83,628
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 Memphis, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $61,010 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 $99,150, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $44,150, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year11Under $44,150
15%2 – 4 years16$44,150 – $61,010
25%5 – 9 years28$61,010 – $77,630
25%10 – 14 years28$77,630 – $98,070
15%15 – 20 years16$77,630 – $99,150
10%20+ years11Above $99,150
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 $77,540, Memphis Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($118,390), and Forensic Psychologists ($83,140).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($42,390), Marriage and Family Therapists ($44,100), Social Workers ($45,750), Health Care Social Workers ($55,480), and School Psychologists ($76,740).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$118,390
Forensic Psychologists$83,140
Psychology Teachers$77,540
School Psychologists$76,740
Health Care Social Workers$55,480
Social Workers$45,750
Marriage and Family Therapists$44,100
Substance Abuse Counselors$42,390
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Memphis Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Memphis is 110.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $77,540 per year or $37.28 per hour in Memphis.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Memphis Psychology Teachers earn an average of $83,628 per year or $40 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Memphis are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($118,390), Forensic Psychologists($83,140), Psychology Teachers($77,540).


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