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Psychology Professors in North Carolina

Considering a career as a Psychology Professor in North Carolina?

14.5% Jobs Projection
$68,210 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Psychology Professors Work in North Carolina?

In 2018, there were 1,020 Psychology Professors working in the state.

There were 1,160 Psychology Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Psychology Professors in NC Employment Trend

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

Psychology Professors in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Psychology Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 14.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 15.1%.

Job Projections for Psychology Professors: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 110 annual job openings, and 1,340 total jobs in 2026 for Psychology Professors in this state.

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

What do Psychology Professors Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Psychology Professors ranged from $42,640 to $126,400 with $68,210 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Psychology Professors Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 240 $61,970
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 170 $97,350
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 150 $68,220
Greensboro-High Point, NC 110 $62,710
Raleigh, NC 60 $61,240
Asheville, NC 50 $58,500

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 NC Employment Total
Economics Professors 580
Sociology Professors 500
Political Science Professors 440
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Professors 260
Anthropology and Archeology Professors 240
Geography Professors 120


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