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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)
110,490 1.4 % $41.03 $85,340 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.18 $27.99 $37.01 $48.44 $62.17
Annual Wage (2) $44,040 $58,220 $76,990 $100,760 $129,310


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 43,470 0.51 $37.97 $78,970
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 18,250 2.01 $46.60 $96,930
Individual and Family Services 7,120 0.29 $41.25 $85,810
Offices of Physicians 6,040 0.23 $45.34 $94,320
Outpatient Care Centers 5,840 0.63 $45.01 $93,620

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 18,250 2.01 $46.60 $96,930
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,650 1.51 $41.29 $85,870
Educational Support Services 2,200 1.20 $35.70 $74,250
Outpatient Care Centers 5,840 0.63 $45.01 $93,620
Elementary and Secondary Schools 43,470 0.51 $37.97 $78,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 18,250 2.01 $46.60 $96,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises 270 0.01 $45.76 $95,190
Offices of Physicians 6,040 0.23 $45.34 $94,320
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 470 0.18 $45.06 $93,730
Outpatient Care Centers 5,840 0.63 $45.01 $93,620


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 17,310 1.02 1.33 $52.09 $108,350
New York 11,370 1.21 1.59 $45.26 $94,140
Texas 6,680 0.55 0.72 $35.41 $73,650
Illinois 4,700 0.78 1.03 $36.14 $75,180
Pennsylvania 4,440 0.76 0.99 $40.20 $83,610




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)
Rhode Island 880 1.82 2.39 $39.92 $83,030
Vermont 450 1.48 1.93 $37.34 $77,670
Montana 580 1.24 1.63 $30.64 $63,720
New York 11,370 1.21 1.59 $45.26 $94,140
New Mexico 940 1.15 1.51 $35.38 $73,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 17,310 1.02 1.33 $52.09 $108,350
Oregon 1,040 0.55 0.72 $49.94 $103,870
New Jersey 3,760 0.93 1.22 $47.34 $98,470
District of Columbia 710 1.00 1.31 $45.92 $95,500
Hawaii 450 0.70 0.92 $45.46 $94,550





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,660 1.12 1.47 $47.89 $99,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,470 0.89 1.17 $56.67 $117,870
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,960 0.85 1.12 $36.58 $76,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,220 1.13 1.48 $39.21 $81,560
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,540 0.81 1.06 $42.78 $88,980
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,530 0.92 1.20 $41.60 $86,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,260 0.93 1.22 $52.67 $109,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,230 1.14 1.49 $42.69 $88,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,950 1.31 1.71 $44.74 $93,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,820 0.88 1.16 $32.72 $68,060