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Psychology Schools
In San Francisco, California

In San Francisco, there are 5 psychology schools where psychology faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the psychology academic community in San Francisco, and the future trends. Academia in psychology includes psychology training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Francisco Vs. California Psychology Employment

San Francisco 830
California 16,750

Exactly 830 of the 16,750 psychology professionals employed in California, work in San Francisco. Between 2006 and 2010, in San Francisco, there has been a 34% growth in the number of psychology professionals. As the employment for psychology professionals in San Francisco has increased, overall employment in San Francisco has also increased.

San Francisco Vs. California Psychology employment growth

15,220 14,810 16,120 16,060 16,750
620 1,040 1,070 1,020 830
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Francisco

Psychology VS. All professions salaries in San Francisco

$80,580 $79,960 $85,950 $86,760 $93,700
$54,770 $57,810 $60,430 $61,940 $63,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Psychology in San Francisco
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Francisco

In San Francisco, salaries for psychology professionals have increased. In 2010 psychology professionals in San Francisco reportedly earned an average salary of $93,700 per year. Psychology professionals in San Francisco made a yearly average salary of $80,580, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of psychology professionals in San Francisco is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Psychology professionals in San Francisco

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Psychology professionals in San Francisco earn a median salary of $94,720 per year. The difference in pay between the psychology professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 140%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $50,765 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $121,625 per year.

Average Salaries for Psychology professionals and related professions in San Francisco

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Clinical Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology
Forensic Psychology

Psychology professional salaries in San Francisco are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Psychology schools in San Francisco


Many of San Francisco's psychology professionals are graduates of one of the 5 accredited psychology schools in the city.

Psychology Programs Offered In San Francisco


San Francisco's psychology schools offer 15 psychology degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Psychology Degrees In San Francisco


In 2010 approximately 1,081 students graduated from psychology courses.

Psychology Faculty Salaries in San Francisco, California

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