Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
103,590 1.3 % $34.72 $72,220 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.49 $24.27 $32.53 $42.27 $52.57
Annual Wage (2) $38,450 $50,480 $67,650 $87,910 $109,340


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 42,060 0.51 $34.49 $71,730
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 13,740 1.91 $38.83 $80,760
Individual and Family Services 6,920 0.53 $31.12 $64,730
State Government (OES Designation) 5,030 0.23 $36.73 $76,390
Outpatient Care Centers 4,850 0.76 $32.52 $67,650

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 13,740 1.91 $38.83 $80,760
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,800 1.63 $36.04 $74,960
Educational Support Services 2,040 1.39 $32.30 $67,190
Outpatient Care Centers 4,850 0.76 $32.52 $67,650
Other Residential Care Facilities 1,180 0.75 $25.54 $53,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 30 0.04 $48.22 $100,310
Employment Services 450 0.01 $45.33 $94,290
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 30 (7) $44.50 $92,550
Scientific Research and Development Services 320 0.05 $40.37 $83,960
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 600 0.26 $39.94 $83,070


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 17,550 1.23 1.54 $38.23 $79,520
New York 10,610 1.24 1.56 $40.80 $84,850
Pennsylvania 5,730 1.02 1.29 $35.39 $73,620
Texas 5,390 0.51 0.64 $30.34 $63,100
Illinois 5,030 0.89 1.12 $32.74 $68,100




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 1,160 1.50 1.88 $32.58 $67,760
Rhode Island 590 1.31 1.64 $44.51 $92,580
Massachusetts 4,090 1.28 1.61 $37.71 $78,440
New York 10,610 1.24 1.56 $40.80 $84,850
California 17,550 1.23 1.54 $38.23 $79,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 590 1.31 1.64 $44.51 $92,580
Hawaii 500 0.85 1.07 $43.47 $90,420
New York 10,610 1.24 1.56 $40.80 $84,850
New Jersey 2,870 0.76 0.95 $40.32 $83,870
Alabama 670 0.37 0.46 $38.67 $80,430





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 6,080 1.18 1.48 $43.09 $89,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,830 1.51 1.89 $33.81 $70,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,430 0.94 1.19 $33.63 $69,960
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,030 1.19 1.49 $40.89 $85,050
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,870 1.03 1.29 $38.88 $80,860
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,760 1.81 2.28 $36.27 $75,440
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,710 1.35 1.70 $32.69 $67,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,600 0.91 1.15 $31.21 $64,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.67 0.84 $36.14 $75,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,560 0.59 0.75 $27.51 $57,210