Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin is 260.
  • Psychology Teachers in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin earn an average of $87,630 per year or $42.13 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Psychology Teachers who work in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin is 1%.

Rankings for Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin

  • Ranks #1 in Tennessee for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #46 in the nation for salary and #126 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #25 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin Psychology Teachers earn an average of $87,630 or $42.13 per hour which is 11% more than the Tennessee average salary of $78,840.

AverageNashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–FranklinTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$42.13$37.9011.15%
Annual Salary$87,630$78,84011.15%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin Psychology Teachers earn an average of $87,630 or $42.13 per hour which is 0% less than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageNashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–FranklinU.S.%
Hourly Wage$42.13$42.50-0.86%
Annual Salary$87,630$88,390-0.86%
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 Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin earns an average annual salary of $90,359 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $78,840. per year.

Cost-of-living in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin is 3% less than the Tennessee average, which means Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin 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.
  • Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin average salary is $87,630.
  • Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin cost-of-living adjusted salary is $90,359.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin$87,63096.98%$90,359
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 Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $63,740 and $98,030 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $159,500, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $50,830, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year26Under $50,830
15%2 – 4 years39$50,830 – $63,740
25%5 – 9 years65$63,740 – $77,030
25%10 – 14 years65$77,030 – $98,030
15%15 – 20 years39$77,030 – $159,500
10%20+ years26Above $159,500
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 $87,630, Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($109,700).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,070), Marriage and Family Therapists ($46,470), Social Workers ($46,960), Health Care Social Workers ($55,910), and School Psychologists ($62,660).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$109,700
Psychology Teachers$87,630
School Psychologists$62,660
Health Care Social Workers$55,910
Social Workers$46,960
Marriage and Family Therapists$46,470
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,070
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin is 260.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $87,630 per year or $42.13 per hour in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin Psychology Teachers earn an average of $90,359 per year or $43 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($109,700), Psychology Teachers($87,630), School Psychologists($62,660).


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