Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 1,000.
  • Psychology Teachers in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue earn an average of $78,280 per year or $37.63 per hour.
  • The percentage of Washington Psychology Teachers who work in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Psychology Teachers who work in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 3%.

Rankings for Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

  • Ranks #1 in Washington for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Washington for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #92 in the nation for salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Washington

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Psychology Teachers earn an average of $78,280 or $37.63 per hour which is 5% more than the Washington average salary of $74,460.

AverageSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWashington% Difference
Hourly Wage$37.63$35.805.13%
Annual Salary$78,280$74,4605.13%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Psychology Teachers earn an average of $78,280 or $37.63 per hour which is 11% less than the U.S. average salary of $88,390.

AverageSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueU.S.%
Hourly Wage$37.63$42.50-11.44%
Annual Salary$78,280$88,390-11.44%
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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue earns an average annual salary of $69,924 which compares to the Washington average annual salary of $74,460. per year.

Cost-of-living in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 12% higher than the Washington average, which means Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Washington average.

  • Washington average salary is $74,460.
  • Washington cost-of-living adjusted salary is $69,355.
  • Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue average salary is $78,280.
  • Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue cost-of-living adjusted salary is $69,924.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue$78,280111.95%$69,924
Washington$74,460107.36%$69,355
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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, 50% of Psychology Teachers earn between $61,080 and $93,320 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Psychology Teachers earn more than $122,470, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Psychology Teachers.

Approximately 10% of Psychology Teachers earn under $58,650, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Psychology Teachers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year100Under $58,650
15%2 – 4 years150$58,650 – $61,080
25%5 – 9 years250$61,080 – $62,920
25%10 – 14 years250$62,920 – $93,320
15%15 – 20 years150$62,920 – $122,470
10%20+ years100Above $122,470
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 $78,280, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Psychology Teachers tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($108,660), Forensic Psychologists ($106,180), and School Psychologists ($99,600).

However, Psychology Teachers tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($48,940), Substance Abuse Counselors ($58,650), Social Workers ($61,160), and Health Care Social Workers ($77,660).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$108,660
Forensic Psychologists$106,180
School Psychologists$99,600
Psychology Teachers$78,280
Health Care Social Workers$77,660
Social Workers$61,160
Substance Abuse Counselors$58,650
Marriage and Family Therapists$48,940
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Psychology Teachers

The number of Psychology Teachers currently employed in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is 1,000.

Psychology Teachers earn an average of $78,280 per year or $37.63 per hour in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Psychology Teachers earn an average of $69,924 per year or $34 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($108,660), Forensic Psychologists($106,180), School Psychologists($99,600).


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