Salary Report for Virginia Psychology Teachers
Compare Virginia to U.S.
Virginia Psychology Teachers earn an average of $83,580 which is 5% less than the national average salary of $88,390.
|Average Hourly Wage||$40.18||$42.50||-5.44%|
|Average Annual Salary||$83,580||$88,390||-5.44%|
Salary Range by Education and Experience
In Virginia, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $60,070 and $100,080 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.
About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $132,840, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced Psychology Teachers.
Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $39,940, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.
|10%||Less than a Year||105||Under $39,940|
|15%||2 – 4 years||158||$39,940 – $60,070|
|25%||5 – 9 years||262||$60,070 – $77,450|
|25%||10 – 14 years||262||$77,450 – $100,080|
|15%||15 – 20 years||158||$77,450 – $132,840|
|10%||20+ years||105||Above $132,840|
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living
After being adjusted for cost-of-living, Psychology Teachers in Virginia psychologists earn about $82,769 per year which is more than the average U.S. psychologist of $88,390.
Cost-of-living in Virginia is 1% higher than the national average, which means Virginia residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to other states.
More cost-of-living reports for U.S. States.
Salary Compared to Related Professions
With an average annual salary of $83,580, Virginia Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($108,910), Industrial Organizational Psychologists ($108,700), Forensic Psychologists ($104,670), and School Psychologists ($88,890).
However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,210), Marriage and Family Therapists ($53,550), Health Care Social Workers ($57,420), and Social Workers ($58,100).
|Clinical and Counseling Psychologists||$108,910|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologists||$108,700|
|Health Care Social Workers||$57,420|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||$53,550|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$53,210|
Projected Demand for Psychologists in 2030
The U.S. Department of Labor projects that in Virginia the three professions needing the most new psychologists by 2030 are Substance Abuse Counselors (16,930), Social Workers (9,860) and Health Care Social Workers (3,980).
The three professions in Virginia needing highest percentage new psychologists by 2030 are Substance Abuse Counselors (19.5%), Psychology Teachers (14.2%) and Marriage and Family Therapists (13.9%).
|Substance Abuse Counselors||14,170||16,930||19.5%||1,700|
|Health Care Social Workers||3,500||3,980||13.7%||390|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||720||820||13.9%||80|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologists||560||490||-12.5%||30|
Salaries Ranked by Virginia Cities
The average salary for Psychology Teachers in Virginia is $83,580. The top cities that pay Psychology Teachers the most are Richmond ($84,120), Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News ($80,410) and Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford ($79,020).
When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay Psychology Teachers the highest average annual salary are Richmond ($88,139), Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford ($86,380) and Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News ($83,604).
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.
|Area||Average Salary||COL Adjusted||Difference|
|Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News||$80,410||$83,604||$3,194|
Salary FAQ for Virginia Psychology Teachers
City and Rural Summaries
Average Psychology Teachers Salary: $79,020
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $86,380
Hourly Wage: $37.99
Currently Employed: 70
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.48
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Salary Report
Average Psychology Teachers Salary: $84,120
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $88,139
Hourly Wage: $40
Currently Employed: 220
Cost-of-Living Index: 95.44
Richmond Salary Report
Average Psychology Teachers Salary: $66,190
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $72,585
Hourly Wage: $31.82
Currently Employed: 40
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.19
Roanoke Salary Report
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
Average Psychology Teachers Salary: $80,410
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $83,604
Hourly Wage: $39
Currently Employed: 230
Cost-of-Living Index: 96.18
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Salary Report