Counseling psychologists rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, counseling psychologists rate their career happiness 3.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 22% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy counseling psychologists are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Nurse anesthetist
3.8
$175k
Neuropsychologist
3.7
$102k
Counseling psychologist
3.6
$78k
Clergy
3.6
$51k
Veterinary assistant
3.5
$23k
Counselor
3.5
$47k
Health educator
3.5
$53k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are counseling psychologists happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do counseling psychologists find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as counseling psychologists?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are counseling psychologist’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are counseling psychologists making the best use of their abilities?

Are counseling psychologists happy with their salary?