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Psychology Professors in Texas

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Psychology Professors in Texas

Considering a career as a Psychology Professor in Texas?

17.7% Jobs Projection
$70,820 Median Salary
340 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Psychology Professors Work in Texas?

In Texas, there were 3,080 people working as Psychology Professors in the year 2018.

There were 3,190 Psychology Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Psychology Professors in TX Employment Trend

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

Psychology Professors in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Psychology Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 17.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 15.1%.

Job Projections for Psychology Professors: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 340 annual job openings, and 4,060 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Psychology Professors ranged from $19,320 to $131,010 with $70,820 being the median annual salary.

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

Psychology Professors Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 740 $70,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 630 $78,060
Austin-Round Rock, TX 240 $96,930
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 210 $72,260
El Paso, TX 130 $100,260
Killeen-Temple, TX 50 $66,500

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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Geography Professors 280


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