Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
100,700 1.4 % $34.87 $72,540 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.76 $24.21 $32.12 $41.47 $52.24
Annual Wage (2) $39,010 $50,360 $66,810 $86,250 $108,670


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 42,900 0.50 $34.17 $71,070
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 12,250 1.84 $41.68 $86,700
Individual and Family Services 6,790 0.56 $33.43 $69,540
State Government (OES Designation) 5,620 0.25 $35.72 $74,300
Outpatient Care Centers 4,570 0.77 $33.02 $68,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 12,250 1.84 $41.68 $86,700
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,850 1.59 $33.57 $69,830
Educational Support Services 2,000 1.50 $31.93 $66,420
Outpatient Care Centers 4,570 0.77 $33.02 $68,670
Other Residential Care Facilities 970 0.60 $26.96 $56,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 300 0.01 $46.49 $96,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises 150 0.01 $45.25 $94,120
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.04 $41.75 $86,840
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 12,250 1.84 $41.68 $86,700
Offices of Physicians 3,120 0.14 $38.07 $79,180


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 15,510 1.11 1.40 $39.79 $82,770
New York 10,300 1.24 1.56 $39.57 $82,300
Texas 5,710 0.57 0.71 $31.01 $64,510
Pennsylvania 4,840 0.88 1.11 $32.00 $66,570
Illinois 4,460 0.81 1.02 $34.49 $71,730




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 2,170 2.80 3.53 $28.20 $58,650
Massachusetts 4,180 1.34 1.69 $36.08 $75,050
Hawaii 750 1.32 1.66 $35.97 $74,820
New York 10,300 1.24 1.56 $39.57 $82,300
Connecticut 1,970 1.23 1.55 $35.96 $74,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 3,160 0.84 1.06 $44.19 $91,910
Colorado 2,520 1.17 1.48 $42.76 $88,930
California 15,510 1.11 1.40 $39.79 $82,770
New York 10,300 1.24 1.56 $39.57 $82,300
Rhode Island 460 1.03 1.30 $38.01 $79,070

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,820 1.17 1.47 $41.34 $85,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,250 1.11 1.40 $36.45 $75,820
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,980 0.84 1.06 $36.67 $76,270
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,950 1.18 1.49 $34.99 $72,780
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,780 0.78 0.98 $36.18 $75,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,680 0.93 1.18 $34.56 $71,880
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,660 1.75 2.20 $40.61 $84,460
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,600 0.95 1.20 $31.20 $64,890
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,590 1.29 1.62 $39.79 $82,760
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,570 1.31 1.65 $46.60 $96,930




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Fe, NM 490 7.99 10.08 $25.11 $52,230
Lebanon, PA 210 4.56 5.75 $26.60 $55,330
Albuquerque, NM 1,230 3.32 4.19 $30.30 $63,020
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 180 3.11 3.92 $29.31 $60,960
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 150 2.74 3.46 $36.63 $76,190
Waterbury, CT 170 2.70 3.40 $32.77 $68,170
Madera, CA 90 2.54 3.20 $47.86 $99,550
Pittsfield, MA 80 2.50 3.15 $36.25 $75,400
College Station-Bryan, TX 230 2.49 3.15 $20.11 $41,830
Las Cruces, NM 160 2.47 3.11 $21.34 $44,380




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montgomery, AL 40 0.22 0.28 $54.13 $112,600
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 80 2.02 2.55 $53.04 $110,330
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 320 1.51 1.90 $52.75 $109,730
Salinas, CA 140 0.93 1.17 $50.20 $104,420
Bakersfield, CA 460 1.85 2.34 $49.02 $101,970
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 670 0.78 0.99 $48.08 $100,010
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 850 0.89 1.12 $47.92 $99,680
Madera, CA 90 2.54 3.20 $47.86 $99,550
Boulder, CO 210 1.40 1.76 $47.46 $98,720
Merced, CA 90 1.59 2.00 $47.41 $98,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 400 1.07 1.35 $25.68 $53,410
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 290 1.54 1.95 $32.69 $68,000
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 230 2.01 2.54 $22.66 $47,130
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 230 1.19 1.51 $30.47 $63,370
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.74 0.93 $24.20 $50,340

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 30 2.60 3.28 $29.56 $61,490
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 80 2.45 3.10 $39.03 $81,180
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 50 2.40 3.03 $39.44 $82,040
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 230 2.01 2.54 $22.66 $47,130
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 1.92 2.42 $46.94 $97,640

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 1.92 2.42 $46.94 $97,640
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.70 0.88 $43.54 $90,550
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 1.06 1.34 $42.89 $89,200
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.75 0.94 $41.55 $86,430
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 30 0.99 1.25 $41.36 $86,020


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011