Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
108,060 1.4 % $39.10 $81,330 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.41 $27.19 $36.10 $47.24 $59.58
Annual Wage (2) $42,460 $56,560 $75,090 $98,260 $123,920


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 43,570 0.51 $37.22 $77,430
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 16,300 1.86 $44.29 $92,130
Individual and Family Services 7,100 0.31 $39.02 $81,160
Outpatient Care Centers 5,840 0.66 $39.76 $82,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,510 0.10 $40.91 $85,090

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 16,300 1.86 $44.29 $92,130
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,500 1.46 $39.63 $82,420
Educational Support Services 2,420 1.36 $35.70 $74,250
Outpatient Care Centers 5,840 0.66 $39.76 $82,700
Elementary and Secondary Schools 43,570 0.51 $37.22 $77,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 270 0.02 $45.15 $93,910
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 520 0.20 $45.05 $93,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises 350 0.02 $44.54 $92,640
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 16,300 1.86 $44.29 $92,130
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,270 0.06 $43.48 $90,450


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 18,250 1.09 1.44 $45.63 $94,910
New York 11,380 1.24 1.63 $43.84 $91,180
Texas 6,250 0.53 0.69 $33.68 $70,060
Pennsylvania 4,800 0.83 1.09 $38.11 $79,280
Illinois 3,990 0.67 0.89 $36.61 $76,150




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)
Vermont 460 1.50 1.98 $36.48 $75,880
New Mexico 1,150 1.43 1.89 $34.13 $70,990
Rhode Island 670 1.40 1.85 $36.50 $75,910
New York 11,380 1.24 1.63 $43.84 $91,180
Minnesota 3,350 1.18 1.56 $39.49 $82,130




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 3,500 0.87 1.15 $47.01 $97,790
Alaska 280 0.89 1.18 $46.32 $96,350
Hawaii 470 0.74 0.97 $45.91 $95,500
California 18,250 1.09 1.44 $45.63 $94,910
Oregon 1,030 0.56 0.74 $44.75 $93,070



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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 7,550 1.13 1.49 $46.26 $96,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,370 0.99 1.30 $43.75 $91,000
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,410 0.66 0.87 $38.71 $80,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,290 1.18 1.56 $40.77 $84,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,950 0.98 1.30 $31.77 $66,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,840 1.28 1.69 $45.02 $93,640
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,770 1.36 1.80 $46.94 $97,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,740 0.69 0.91 $46.55 $96,830
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,610 1.13 1.48 $40.68 $84,620
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,540 1.07 1.41 $40.52 $84,270


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 150 3.50 4.62 $50.92 $105,910
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 340 2.50 3.29 $52.27 $108,730
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 180 2.39 3.15 $33.14 $68,930
Pittsfield, MA 90 2.24 2.95 $39.62 $82,420
Boulder, CO 380 2.14 2.82 $35.27 $73,360
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 240 2.05 2.71 $47.25 $98,280
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 100 1.96 2.59 $34.02 $70,770
Ithaca, NY 100 1.94 2.56 $24.49 $50,930
Las Cruces, NM 140 1.91 2.52 $34.37 $71,490
Fresno, CA 710 1.90 2.51 $36.93 $76,820