Salary for Counseling Psychologists

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This occupation has now been updated to Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

Also known as:  Child Psychologist, Child Psychometrist, Clinical Psychologist, Eating Disorder Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Geropsychologist, Pediatric Psychologist, School Psychologist, School Psychometrist, Vocational Psychologist

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The average person often faces stressors and external stimuli which may require professional help to overcome. The role of counseling psychologists is to assist individuals in dealin with personal problem and life crises, or simply to assist individuals in become more productive and well-adjusted in vocational, personal, social, and educaitonal spheres. They provide counseling via one-on-one or group therapy sessions, and may conduct interviews and record detailed clinical histories in order to provide the best assistance possible for patients. In cases where therapy is not effective, they may recommend facilities or physicians who can help. Doctoral degrees, Master's degrees, and/or professional certifications are required for this profession.

A Counseling Psychologist can earn average salaries of between $46,410 - $138,550 depending on the level of education. will most likely receive an average wage of eigthy-nine thousand two hundred and ninety dollars per year.

can receive the highest pay in California, where they receive an average job salary of about $115,830. These people are compensated the highest in Health Care and Social Assistance, where they earn average wages of $97,820.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 57.64 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Counseling Psychologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$97,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$96,860
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$94,800
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$93,090
Public Administration
$92,440
Finance and Insurance
$89,450

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$58,520
Educational Services
$80,600
Finance and Insurance
$89,450
Public Administration
$92,440
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$93,090
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$94,800