Salary for 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 will most likely earn a compensation of between 56000 - 84000 based on level of experience. Counseling Psychologists will most likely receive an average salary of Seventy Four Thousand Two Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Counseling Psychologists can receive the highest pay in New Jersey, which has average compensation of near $92380. People with these jobs are compensated highest in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can get average wages of $94120.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 21.97 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Counseling Psychologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $94,120
Other Services (except Public Administration) $81,180
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $76,190
Health Care and Social Assistance $75,360
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $74,420
Public Administration $72,820
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Finance and Insurance $62,660
Educational Services $70,020
Public Administration $72,820
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $74,420
Health Care and Social Assistance $75,360
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $76,190
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