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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

19-3033 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

Assess, diagnose, and treat mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests. Help individuals with distress or maladjustment understand their problems through their knowledge of case history, interviews with patients, and theory. Provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment. May design behavior modification programs and consult with medical personnel regarding the best treatment for patients. Excludes “Psychiatrists” (29-1223).


National estimates for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
Industry profile for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists
Geographic profile for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

National estimates for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
58,100 2.6 % $ 47.90 $ 99,640 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.60 $ 29.83 $ 39.67 $ 60.86 $ 80.51
Annual Wage (2) $ 47,010 $ 62,040 $ 82,510 $ 126,590 $ 167,460


Industry profile for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Clinical and Counseling Psychologists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 22,720 2.34 $ 51.38 $ 106,870
Offices of Physicians 5,590 0.21 $ 51.21 $ 106,520
Outpatient Care Centers 4,980 0.50 $ 51.20 $ 106,490
Individual and Family Services 4,060 0.15 $ 37.93 $ 78,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,870 0.07 $ 46.30 $ 96,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 22,720 2.34 $ 51.38 $ 106,870
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,340 1.40 $ 47.25 $ 98,270
Outpatient Care Centers 4,980 0.50 $ 51.20 $ 106,490
Other Residential Care Facilities 500 0.33 $ 37.37 $ 77,730
Offices of Physicians 5,590 0.21 $ 51.21 $ 106,520

Top paying industries for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 300 0.01 $ 66.91 $ 139,160
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $ 63.82 $ 132,740
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 70 0.02 $ 52.67 $ 109,560
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 22,720 2.34 $ 51.38 $ 106,870
Offices of Physicians 5,590 0.21 $ 51.21 $ 106,520


Geographic profile for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Clinical and Counseling Psychologists, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of clinical and counseling psychologists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,250 0.62 1.50 $ 59.03 $ 122,790
New York 4,220 0.49 1.18 $ 57.86 $ 120,350
Illinois 4,160 0.74 1.80 $ 48.60 $ 101,090
Texas 3,170 0.26 0.63 $ 39.67 $ 82,510
Massachusetts 3,120 0.92 2.23 $ 44.29 $ 92,110


Map of location quotient of clinical and counseling psychologists by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 3,120 0.92 2.23 $ 44.29 $ 92,110
Rhode Island 410 0.90 2.18 $ 51.47 $ 107,060
Illinois 4,160 0.74 1.80 $ 48.60 $ 101,090
Hawaii 380 0.70 1.70 $ 54.35 $ 113,040
Wisconsin 1,800 0.65 1.58 $ 41.71 $ 86,750


Map of annual mean wages of clinical and counseling psychologists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 910 0.24 0.57 $ 68.82 $ 143,150
Delaware 130 0.30 0.73 $ 62.24 $ 129,450
Oregon 850 0.47 1.13 $ 60.69 $ 126,230
California 10,250 0.62 1.50 $ 59.03 $ 122,790
New York 4,220 0.49 1.18 $ 57.86 $ 120,350



Map of employment of clinical and counseling psychologists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

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 3,880 0.45 1.08 $ 62.21 $ 129,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,750 0.88 2.15 $ 49.32 $ 102,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,500 0.61 1.48 $ 58.73 $ 122,170
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,070 0.80 1.94 $ 45.86 $ 95,390
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,660 0.74 1.79 $ 62.44 $ 129,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,140 0.39 0.94 $ 53.81 $ 111,920
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,060 0.30 0.72 $ 41.49 $ 86,300
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,050 0.76 1.84 $ 65.69 $ 136,630
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,010 0.38 0.92 $ 42.25 $ 87,880
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 950 0.39 0.94 $ 44.59 $ 92,750


Map of location quotient of clinical and counseling psychologists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Napa, CA 170 2.44 5.92 $ 62.76 $ 130,540
Rochester, MN 210 1.84 4.45 $ 48.72 $ 101,330
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 70 1.67 4.05 $ 56.20 $ 116,900
Madera, CA 80 1.63 3.96 $ 58.02 $ 120,680
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 180 1.61 3.91 $ 58.06 $ 120,760
Leominster-Gardner, MA 70 1.40 3.40 $ 39.88 $ 82,960
Greenville, NC 100 1.29 3.13 $ 35.75 $ 74,360
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 50 1.27 3.08 $ 28.68 $ 59,650
Walla Walla, WA 30 1.24 3.00 $ 42.24 $ 87,850
New Bedford, MA 70 1.18 2.87 $ 38.34 $ 79,750


Map of annual mean wages of clinical and counseling psychologists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,050 0.76 1.84 $ 65.69 $ 136,630
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 410 0.38 0.93 $ 64.52 $ 134,200
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 530 0.47 1.14 $ 63.97 $ 133,060
Napa, CA 170 2.44 5.92 $ 62.76 $ 130,540
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,660 0.74 1.79 $ 62.44 $ 129,880
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,880 0.45 1.08 $ 62.21 $ 129,390
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 120 0.41 0.99 $ 62.05 $ 129,070
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 390 0.41 0.98 $ 61.45 $ 127,820
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 250 0.46 1.11 $ 60.13 $ 125,070
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 150 1.16 2.80 $ 60.06 $ 124,930

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 140 0.44 1.06 $ 48.32 $ 100,510
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.69 1.69 $ 33.08 $ 68,800
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.95 2.30 $ 33.71 $ 70,120
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 120 0.66 1.60 $ 35.56 $ 73,950
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 110 0.45 1.10 $ 37.94 $ 78,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 70 1.29 3.14 $ 47.49 $ 98,770
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.95 2.30 $ 33.71 $ 70,120
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.93 2.25 $ 71.23 $ 148,150
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.93 2.25 $ 54.31 $ 112,960
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.69 1.69 $ 33.08 $ 68,800

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.93 2.25 $ 71.23 $ 148,150
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.42 1.01 $ 61.00 $ 126,890
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.83 $ 56.73 $ 118,000
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.93 2.25 $ 54.31 $ 112,960
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 0.76 $ 53.74 $ 111,780


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022