Clinical psychologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Clinical psychologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $100,850
Oregon $89,150
New Jersey $85,160
District of Columbia $84,780
Hawaii $78,440
New York $88,710
Pennsylvania $83,610
Alaska $84,740
Connecticut $88,890
Georgia $71,200
Illinois $75,180
North Dakota $83,730
Louisiana $63,540
Massachusetts $79,810
Minnesota $84,630
Colorado $84,410
Iowa $78,810
New Hampshire $73,840
Nevada $77,200
Indiana $73,350
Wisconsin $77,090
Michigan $75,340
Rhode Island $86,370
Utah $70,740
Virginia $73,930
Maryland $78,980
Delaware $74,390
Wyoming $74,350
Vermont $60,590
North Carolina $62,470
Missouri $65,890
Florida $69,650
Ohio $72,930
Maine $72,200
South Dakota $68,780
Washington $71,670
Texas $66,070
New Mexico $66,810
Tennessee $64,330
Alabama $60,370
Arkansas $62,200
Mississippi $57,780
Nebraska $67,060
Arizona $61,500
Kansas $58,900
Kentucky $59,300
Idaho $66,140
Montana $60,540
South Carolina $61,030
Oklahoma $49,830
West Virginia $50,890
Puerto Rico $47,300

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 New Mexico. On average, they make less than occupational therapists but more than historians.

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Historian salary $66K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)