Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
104,480 1.2 % $34.96 $72,710 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.76 $24.38 $32.58 $42.62 $54.03
Annual Wage (2) $39,020 $50,700 $67,760 $88,650 $112,380


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 42,280 0.51 $34.54 $71,840
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 13,350 1.80 $38.75 $80,600
Individual and Family Services 6,800 0.49 $32.03 $66,620
Outpatient Care Centers 5,340 0.79 $32.09 $66,750
State Government (OES Designation) 4,740 0.22 $37.78 $78,580

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 13,350 1.80 $38.75 $80,600
Educational Support Services 2,630 1.76 $33.53 $69,740
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,860 1.68 $37.04 $77,050
Outpatient Care Centers 5,340 0.79 $32.09 $66,750
Other Residential Care Facilities 1,200 0.77 $26.02 $54,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 400 0.06 $44.23 $91,990
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 680 0.28 $41.38 $86,070
Employment Services 480 0.01 $39.37 $81,890
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,730 0.09 $38.78 $80,660
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 13,350 1.80 $38.75 $80,600


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 17,970 1.22 1.55 $38.68 $80,450
New York 10,510 1.22 1.55 $40.03 $83,260
Pennsylvania 5,620 1.00 1.27 $35.42 $73,670
Texas 5,580 0.51 0.65 $29.88 $62,160
Illinois 4,630 0.81 1.03 $31.13 $64,750




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 1,090 1.39 1.76 $29.98 $62,360
Rhode Island 630 1.37 1.74 $45.06 $93,710
Massachusetts 4,370 1.34 1.70 $39.83 $82,840
Vermont 370 1.25 1.58 $28.17 $58,590
New York 10,510 1.22 1.55 $40.03 $83,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 540 0.90 1.15 $49.51 $102,990
Rhode Island 630 1.37 1.74 $45.06 $93,710
Alabama 800 0.44 0.55 $41.25 $85,800
Connecticut 1,710 1.04 1.32 $40.47 $84,180
New York 10,510 1.22 1.55 $40.03 $83,260





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,220 1.56 1.98 $34.97 $72,730
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,090 1.16 1.47 $41.49 $86,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,040 0.82 1.04 $31.61 $65,750
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,180 1.25 1.58 $41.63 $86,590
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,970 1.07 1.36 $38.53 $80,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,760 0.76 0.97 $31.44 $65,400
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,580 0.57 0.73 $28.04 $58,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.67 0.84 $38.05 $79,140
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,550 1.21 1.54 $33.08 $68,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,520 0.85 1.07 $35.41 $73,650