Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
100,850 1.3 % $35.14 $73,090 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.78 $24.43 $32.64 $42.32 $53.08
Annual Wage (2) $39,060 $50,820 $67,880 $88,030 $110,410


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 40,930 0.49 $34.38 $71,510
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 12,670 1.84 $40.22 $83,650
Individual and Family Services 6,810 0.55 $32.65 $67,900
State Government (OES Designation) 5,350 0.24 $38.25 $79,550
Outpatient Care Centers 4,770 0.78 $33.32 $69,300

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 12,670 1.84 $40.22 $83,650
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 4,080 1.74 $36.82 $76,580
Educational Support Services 1,870 1.33 $32.40 $67,390
Outpatient Care Centers 4,770 0.78 $33.32 $69,300
Other Residential Care Facilities 1,070 0.67 $25.66 $53,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 350 0.01 $46.67 $97,060
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.04 $45.99 $95,670
Scientific Research and Development Services 390 0.06 $42.09 $87,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 0.01 $42.07 $87,500
Home Health Care Services 240 0.02 $41.51 $86,340


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 15,990 1.14 1.45 $40.66 $84,580
New York 10,170 1.21 1.54 $40.43 $84,090
Texas 6,040 0.59 0.75 $30.90 $64,260
Pennsylvania 5,060 0.91 1.16 $34.64 $72,060
Illinois 4,720 0.85 1.08 $32.78 $68,180




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 1,190 1.53 1.94 $31.26 $65,020
Massachusetts 3,960 1.25 1.59 $37.05 $77,070
Idaho 740 1.24 1.58 $29.56 $61,490
Connecticut 2,000 1.24 1.58 $38.23 $79,520
New York 10,170 1.21 1.54 $40.43 $84,090




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 3,000 0.80 1.01 $46.25 $96,200
Hawaii 550 0.95 1.20 $45.65 $94,960
California 15,990 1.14 1.45 $40.66 $84,580
New York 10,170 1.21 1.54 $40.43 $84,090
Rhode Island 540 1.19 1.51 $39.47 $82,100





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 5,770 1.14 1.45 $42.51 $88,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,670 1.22 1.55 $36.19 $75,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,210 0.90 1.14 $33.69 $70,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,030 1.21 1.54 $38.81 $80,730
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,820 1.00 1.28 $37.59 $78,180
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,670 1.75 2.22 $40.86 $84,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,620 0.95 1.20 $31.48 $65,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.68 0.87 $36.92 $76,800
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,520 1.25 1.59 $47.16 $98,100
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,460 1.18 1.51 $41.08 $85,440




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)
Lebanon, PA 210 4.56 5.80 $31.97 $66,500
Waterbury, CT 250 4.00 5.09 $38.76 $80,610
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 160 3.20 4.07 $29.87 $62,130
Coeur d'Alene, ID 150 2.88 3.67 $21.94 $45,630
Pueblo, CO 140 2.60 3.31 $37.48 $77,970
College Station-Bryan, TX 230 2.56 3.25 $20.53 $42,710
Napa, CA 150 2.50 3.17 $49.90 $103,790
Pittsfield, MA 80 2.46 3.13 $39.98 $83,150
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 90 2.39 3.03 $49.67 $103,310
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 80 2.31 2.94 $51.71 $107,550