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Psychology Professors in Virginia

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Psychology Professors in Virginia

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

20.0% Jobs Projection
$66,930 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Psychology Professors Work in Virginia?

1,200 people worked as Psychology Professors in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,140 Psychology Professors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Psychology Professors in VA Employment Trend

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

Psychology Professors in VA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Psychology Professors in this state are growing at a rate of 20.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 15.1%.

Job Projections for Psychology Professors: Nation vs. VA

Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 110 annual Psychology Professors job openings in Virginia, and 1,260 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Psychology Professors Make in Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Psychology Professors ranged from $34,480 to $128,260 with $66,930 being the median annual salary.

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

Psychology Professors Earnings: VA vs. National Average

Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 520 $78,610
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 240 $61,970
Richmond, VA 150 $68,600
Harrisonburg, VA 90 n/a

Top States for Psychology Professors Employment

View the list below to see 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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