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Psychology Professors in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Psychology Professor?

16.7% Jobs Projection
$109,340 Median Salary
470 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Psychology Professors in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Psychology Professors in California is growing faster than average.

  • Psychology Professors in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Psychology Professors Work in California?

There were approximately 4,530 workers employed as Psychology Professors in this state in 2018.

There were 4,340 Psychology Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 190 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Psychology Professors in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 430 Psychology Professors working in it, which means California has more Psychology Professors than average.

Psychology Professors in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Psychology Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 16.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 15.1%.

Job Projections for Psychology Professors: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 470 annual job openings, and a total of 5,600 jobs for California Psychology Professors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 4,500 annual jobs and 54,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Psychology Professors Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Psychology Professors ranged from $51,200 to $198,930 with $109,340 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Psychology Professors Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Psychology Professors

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Psychology Professors.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,750 n/a
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,070 $101,180
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 440 $100,630
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 330 $104,860
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 150 $103,890
Fresno, CA 110 $110,740
Bakersfield, CA 90 $126,880
Stockton-Lodi, CA 60 $89,560

Top States for Psychology Professors Employment

The table below shows the states where most Psychology Professors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 4,840 $84,000
California 4,530 $109,340
Texas 3,080 $70,820
Pennsylvania 2,130 $78,740
Illinois 1,510 $79,600
Massachusetts 1,490 $82,120
Ohio 1,420 $73,420
Virginia 1,200 $66,930
New Jersey 1,150 $87,050
Florida 1,060 $74,050
North Carolina 1,020 $68,210
Michigan 930 $86,780
Washington 860 $62,490
Colorado 800 $60,510
Connecticut 770 $88,570
Minnesota 710 $76,690
Tennessee 660 $65,170
Missouri 650 $73,750
Kentucky 630 $62,920
Indiana 590 $74,830

Below are the states where Psychology Professors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $109,340
District of Columbia $99,050
Connecticut $88,570
New Jersey $87,050
Michigan $86,780
Idaho $84,460
New York $84,000
Rhode Island $83,240
Massachusetts $82,120
Iowa $80,600

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Occupation CA Employment Total
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors 1,280
Sociology Professors 970
Political Science Professors 860
Economics Professors 700
Anthropology and Archeology Professors 550
Geography Professors 280


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