Clinical psychologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Clinical psychologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New Jersey $86,130
South Dakota $75,460
California $90,960
New York $85,960
Oregon $77,570
Connecticut $85,720
North Dakota $86,180
Alaska $77,440
District of Columbia $82,560
Virginia $73,060
Georgia $69,100
Rhode Island $77,660
Hawaii $66,470
Delaware $78,600
Maine $69,600
Wisconsin $72,770
Illinois $71,540
Minnesota $75,860
Michigan $70,940
Colorado $75,410
Maryland $75,000
Massachusetts $72,010
Iowa $70,470
Florida $69,230
Tennessee $65,380
Ohio $70,610
Louisiana $63,920
North Carolina $60,400
Nevada $72,330
Pennsylvania $68,200
New Hampshire $70,240
Wyoming $69,170
Nebraska $66,220
New Mexico $67,700
Alabama $58,840
Washington $66,400
Mississippi $50,760
Idaho $63,840
Vermont $62,730
Utah $61,220
Kentucky $62,190
Texas $61,560
Indiana $59,000
Arizona $61,260
Missouri $59,020
Arkansas $59,370
Montana $54,630
Kansas $58,540
South Carolina $58,150
Oklahoma $47,770
West Virginia $51,560
Puerto Rico $39,260

How much does a Clinical Psychologist earn?

Graduates who possess a masters in clinical psychology can expect to have a strong outlook for their job prospects, due to a steady need for qualified mental health professionals.

As with every career, experience plays an enormous factor in salary. A clinical psychologist salary jumps significantly around the fifth year, and salaries tend to increase steadily with each consecutive year. A clinical psychologist with more than twelve years of experience receives an annual salary of about $82,800 per year. In addition, a clinical psychologist with more than twenty years of work experience receives a much higher annual salary of about $124,444 per year. In addition to this, clinical psychologists engaging in private practice will most often create their own hourly rate for patients, and could make up to $200,000 a year.

The BLS reports that the top paying states for clinical psychologists are New Jersey, Hawaii, California, New York, and Rhode Island. Of the top five highest paying states, only California and New York also made the top five for highest employment level. Other states that rank high in the number of clinical psychologists employed there are Texas, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.

How do clinical psychologist salaries compare to similar careers?

Clinical psychologists earn about the same as related careers in Kansas. On average, they make less than diagnostic medical sonographers but more than magnetic resonance imaging technologists.

Career Median Salary
Diagnostic medical sonographer salary $69K
Scientist salary $64K
Orthotist and prosthetist salary $66K
Radiation therapist salary $62K
Dental hygienist salary $65K
Counseling psychologist salary $59K
School psychologist salary $59K
Clinical psychologist salary $59K
Urban planner salary $61K
Magnetic resonance imaging technologist salary $62K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)