Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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.


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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)
105,600 1.4 % $36.56 $76,040 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.68 $25.57 $33.93 $44.62 $56.23
Annual Wage (2) $40,920 $53,190 $70,580 $92,800 $116,960


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 43,210 0.52 $35.64 $74,130
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 14,950 1.86 $40.02 $83,230
Individual and Family Services 6,250 0.39 $32.90 $68,440
Outpatient Care Centers 5,620 0.76 $34.03 $70,770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,480 0.10 $40.39 $84,020

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 14,950 1.86 $40.02 $83,230
Educational Support Services 2,770 1.67 $36.29 $75,480
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,500 1.52 $38.03 $79,100
Outpatient Care Centers 5,620 0.76 $34.03 $70,770
Other Residential Care Facilities 900 0.55 $30.50 $63,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 350 0.04 $51.21 $106,510
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 500 0.20 $43.74 $90,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,480 0.10 $40.39 $84,020
Offices of Physicians 4,350 0.17 $40.05 $83,310
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 14,950 1.86 $40.02 $83,230


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 18,720 1.21 1.58 $41.50 $86,310
New York 10,540 1.17 1.53 $41.74 $86,820
Texas 5,550 0.48 0.63 $30.83 $64,130
Pennsylvania 5,250 0.92 1.20 $33.38 $69,420
Massachusetts 4,890 1.44 1.88 $37.30 $77,580



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)
Massachusetts 4,890 1.44 1.88 $37.30 $77,580
Vermont 420 1.37 1.79 $28.71 $59,710
New Mexico 1,040 1.30 1.70 $31.00 $64,470
Hawaii 750 1.21 1.57 $39.71 $82,610
California 18,720 1.21 1.58 $41.50 $86,310



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 380 0.56 0.73 $43.60 $90,690
New Jersey 3,670 0.94 1.23 $43.52 $90,520
Connecticut 1,820 1.10 1.44 $42.90 $89,240
New York 10,540 1.17 1.53 $41.74 $86,820
California 18,720 1.21 1.58 $41.50 $86,310




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,850 1.06 1.38 $43.96 $91,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,310 1.29 1.69 $38.60 $80,300
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,470 0.69 0.90 $32.86 $68,340
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,160 1.23 1.60 $38.02 $79,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,100 1.12 1.46 $36.43 $75,770
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,720 0.91 1.19 $29.67 $61,720
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,690 1.60 2.09 $44.04 $91,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.63 0.83 $42.66 $88,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,520 1.16 1.51 $42.50 $88,410
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,510 1.12 1.46 $41.51 $86,350