Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
104,730 1.3 % $35.59 $74,030 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.27 $24.99 $33.12 $43.19 $54.63
Annual Wage (2) $40,080 $51,980 $68,900 $89,830 $113,640


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 43,880 0.53 $34.96 $72,710
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 13,970 1.81 $39.18 $81,480
Individual and Family Services 6,630 0.45 $32.40 $67,380
Outpatient Care Centers 5,560 0.79 $32.01 $66,570
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,130 0.10 $39.46 $82,070

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 13,970 1.81 $39.18 $81,480
Educational Support Services 2,300 1.54 $33.47 $69,610
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 3,330 1.46 $38.76 $80,630
Outpatient Care Centers 5,560 0.79 $32.01 $66,570
Other Residential Care Facilities 990 0.64 $27.65 $57,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 350 0.04 $46.24 $96,180
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 580 0.24 $43.29 $90,050
Scientific Research and Development Services 500 0.08 $42.03 $87,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,130 0.10 $39.46 $82,070
Offices of Physicians 3,880 0.16 $39.19 $81,510


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 18,710 1.24 1.60 $38.97 $81,050
New York 10,600 1.20 1.55 $40.93 $85,130
Texas 5,630 0.50 0.65 $29.61 $61,580
Pennsylvania 5,400 0.96 1.23 $32.81 $68,250
Massachusetts 4,880 1.47 1.90 $37.60 $78,220



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 4,880 1.47 1.90 $37.60 $78,220
Vermont 410 1.35 1.74 $29.33 $61,010
Hawaii 770 1.26 1.62 $42.12 $87,620
Rhode Island 580 1.25 1.61 $45.47 $94,590
California 18,710 1.24 1.60 $38.97 $81,050



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 580 1.25 1.61 $45.47 $94,590
Hawaii 770 1.26 1.62 $42.12 $87,620
Connecticut 1,730 1.05 1.36 $41.40 $86,120
New Jersey 3,690 0.95 1.23 $41.19 $85,670
Alabama 660 0.35 0.46 $41.08 $85,440




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 6,200 1.53 1.97 $34.36 $71,470
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,100 1.13 1.46 $43.02 $89,490
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,730 0.73 0.94 $31.83 $66,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,470 1.38 1.78 $37.68 $78,370
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,010 1.08 1.39 $35.05 $72,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,870 1.02 1.32 $36.70 $76,340
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,690 1.64 2.12 $37.61 $78,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,650 0.69 0.89 $38.11 $79,260
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,560 1.44 1.85 $38.03 $79,100
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,550 0.55 0.71 $29.61 $61,580