Salary Report for Texas Psychology Teachers

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Texas is 2,870.
  • Psychology Teachers in Texas earn an average of $71,240 per year or $34.25 per hour.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Texas is 8%.
  • Texas will need 3,020 new Psychology Teachers by 2030 or 300 new psychologists per year.

Texas Rankings

  • Texas ranks #45 in the U.S. for Psychology Teachers salary and #18 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Texas ranks #3 in the U.S. for the total number of Psychology Teachers employed.
  • Texas ranks #3 in U.S. for the number of new Psychology Teachers needed by 2030.
  • Texas ranks #10 in U.S. for the percentage of new Psychology Teachers needed by 2030.

Compare Texas to U.S.

Texas Psychology Teachers earn an average of $71,240 which is 19% less than the national average salary of $88,390.

TypeTexasU.S.% Difference
Average Hourly Wage$34.25$42.50-19.40%
Average Annual Salary$71,240$88,390-19.40%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Range by Education and Experience

In Texas, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $48,950 and $96,860 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $107,000, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $19,070, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year287Under $19,070
15%2 – 4 years430$19,070 – $48,950
25%5 – 9 years718$48,950 – $64,030
25%10 – 14 years718$64,030 – $96,860
15%15 – 20 years430$64,030 – $107,000
10%20+ years287Above $107,000
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, Psychology Teachers in Texas psychologists earn about $71,569 per year which is less than the average U.S. psychologist of $88,390.

Cost-of-living in Texas is 0% less than the national average, which means Texas residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to other states.

  • National average salary for Psychology Teachers is $88,390.
  • Average Texas Psychology Teachers salary is $71,240.
  • Adjusted for cost-of-living, Texas Psychology Teachers earn an average salary of $71,569.

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Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $71,240, Texas Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($101,680), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($82,510).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($49,310), Substance Abuse Counselors ($49,510), Marriage and Family Therapists ($56,950), Health Care Social Workers ($64,840), and School Psychologists ($71,080).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$101,680
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$82,510
Psychology Teachers$71,240
School Psychologists$71,080
Health Care Social Workers$64,840
Marriage and Family Therapists$56,950
Substance Abuse Counselors$49,510
Social Workers$49,310
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Projected Demand for Psychologists in 2030

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that in Texas the three professions needing the most new psychologists by 2030 are Social Workers (23,880), Substance Abuse Counselors (17,960) and Health Care Social Workers (13,380).

The three professions in Texas needing highest percentage new psychologists by 2030 are Substance Abuse Counselors (28.2%), Health Care Social Workers (19.4%) and Psychology Teachers (15.7%).

Title20202030ChangeYearly Openings
Social Workers20,87023,88014.4%2,340
Substance Abuse Counselors14,01017,96028.2%1,860
Health Care Social Workers11,21013,38019.4%1,340
Forensic Psychologists3,1303,4209.3%240
Psychology Teachers2,6103,02015.7%300
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, 2022*

Salaries Ranked by Texas Cities

The average salary for Psychology Teachers in Texas is $71,240. The top cities that pay Psychology Teachers the most are Austin-Round Rock ($85,550), Lubbock ($82,020) and Killeen-Temple ($80,640).

When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay Psychology Teachers the highest average annual salary are Lubbock ($85,795), Killeen-Temple ($85,469) and Austin-Round Rock ($84,037).

The following table shows the average yearly salary range for Psychology Teachers in each city, and the average yearly salary after being adjusted for cost-of-living in that state.

The difference column shows how much more or less purchasing power a Psychology Teachers salary will have in that area.

AreaAverage SalaryCOL AdjustedDifference
Austin-Round Rock$85,550$84,037$-1,513
Lubbock$82,020$85,795$3,775
Killeen-Temple$80,640$85,469$4,829
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington$80,480$76,604$-3,876
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land$78,930$78,875$-55
Hill Country Region of Texas$65,950$72,226$6,276
San Antonio-New Braunfels$58,530$59,773$1,243
North Texas Region of Texas$53,160$58,219$5,059
Laredo$52,910$56,722$3,812
El Paso$42,240$45,317$3,077
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary FAQ for Texas Psychology Teachers

Texas Psychology Teachers earn between $19,070 and $107,000 a year depending on their level of education, experience and skill.

There are currently 2,870 Psychology Teachers employed in Texas which is about 8% of the U.S. total.

Forensic Psychologists are the highest paid psychologists in Texas with an average annual wage of $101,680.

An entry level psychologist makes as much as $19,070 a year in Texas

The most Psychology Teachers work in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land area where 590 Psychology Teachers are employed.

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, Psychology Teachers in Texas earn 71,569 per year, while the average across the United States earns $88,390.

By 2030, Texas will need 3,020 Psychology Teachers. A total of 300 Psychology Teachers will need to enter into the Texas work forces each year.

City and Rural Summaries

Austin-Round Rock

Average Psychology Teachers Salary: $85,550
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $84,037
Hourly Wage: $41.13
Currently Employed: 310
Cost-of-Living Index: 101.80
Austin-Round Rock Salary Report

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

Average Psychology Teachers Salary: $80,480
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $76,604
Hourly Wage: $39
Currently Employed: 530
Cost-of-Living Index: 105.06
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Salary Report

El Paso

Average Psychology Teachers Salary: $42,240
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $45,317
Hourly Wage: $20.31
Currently Employed: 90
Cost-of-Living Index: 93.21
El Paso Salary Report

Hill Country Region of Texas

Average Psychology Teachers Salary: $65,950
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $72,226
Hourly Wage: $32
Currently Employed: 60
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.31
Hill Country Region of Texas Salary Report

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

Average Psychology Teachers Salary: $78,930
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $78,875
Hourly Wage: $37.95
Currently Employed: 590
Cost-of-Living Index: 100.07
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Salary Report

Killeen-Temple

Average Psychology Teachers Salary: $80,640
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $85,469
Hourly Wage: $39
Currently Employed: 30
Cost-of-Living Index: 94.35
Killeen-Temple Salary Report

Laredo

Average Psychology Teachers Salary: $52,910
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $56,722
Hourly Wage: $25.44
Currently Employed: 30
Cost-of-Living Index: 93.28
Laredo Salary Report

Lubbock

Average Psychology Teachers Salary: $82,020
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $85,795
Hourly Wage: $39
Currently Employed: 90
Cost-of-Living Index: 95.60
Lubbock Salary Report

North Texas Region of Texas

Average Psychology Teachers Salary: $53,160
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $58,219
Hourly Wage: $25.56
Currently Employed: 60
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.31
North Texas Region of Texas Salary Report

San Antonio-New Braunfels

Average Psychology Teachers Salary: $58,530
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $59,773
Hourly Wage: $28
Currently Employed: 350
Cost-of-Living Index: 97.92
San Antonio-New Braunfels Salary Report

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