Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
107,980 1.4 % $37.83 $78,690 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.11 $26.47 $35.23 $46.11 $57.85
Annual Wage (2) $41,830 $55,050 $73,270 $95,910 $120,320


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 44,280 0.53 $36.38 $75,670
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 15,600 1.86 $43.04 $89,530
Individual and Family Services 6,930 0.41 $36.01 $74,910
Outpatient Care Centers 5,960 0.71 $36.07 $75,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,680 0.10 $40.13 $83,480

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 15,600 1.86 $43.04 $89,530
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,480 1.48 $38.48 $80,040
Educational Support Services 2,220 1.28 $34.83 $72,450
Outpatient Care Centers 5,960 0.71 $36.07 $75,020
Elementary and Secondary Schools 44,280 0.53 $36.38 $75,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 460 0.18 $45.02 $93,650
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 15,600 1.86 $43.04 $89,530
Offices of Physicians 4,650 0.18 $41.45 $86,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 390 0.02 $41.43 $86,180
Employment Services 370 0.01 $41.22 $85,750


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 18,990 1.19 1.55 $43.37 $90,210
New York 11,230 1.23 1.61 $43.00 $89,430
Texas 5,820 0.50 0.64 $31.40 $65,310
Pennsylvania 5,040 0.88 1.14 $34.92 $72,640
Massachusetts 4,900 1.42 1.84 $36.32 $75,550




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 4,900 1.42 1.84 $36.32 $75,550
Vermont 410 1.35 1.76 $32.92 $68,470
Rhode Island 610 1.28 1.66 $39.37 $81,890
Hawaii 790 1.25 1.63 $38.37 $79,800
New York 11,230 1.23 1.61 $43.00 $89,430




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 3,600 0.91 1.18 $45.50 $94,650
South Dakota 250 0.61 0.79 $45.08 $93,760
California 18,990 1.19 1.55 $43.37 $90,210
New York 11,230 1.23 1.61 $43.00 $89,430
Oregon 1,130 0.63 0.82 $41.91 $87,170





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 7,490 1.14 1.48 $45.64 $94,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,660 1.10 1.43 $41.66 $86,650
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,360 0.65 0.85 $39.78 $82,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,340 1.23 1.59 $38.58 $80,250
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,070 1.15 1.50 $37.56 $78,120
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,940 1.43 1.86 $43.70 $90,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,860 0.96 1.25 $32.32 $67,220
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,730 1.25 1.62 $41.37 $86,060
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,710 1.21 1.57 $37.23 $77,440
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,590 1.46 1.90 $47.08 $97,920