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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Clinical Psychologist Salary

$97,123 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$46.69 hourly

Entry level Salary
$64,000 yearly
$64,000
10 %
$97,123
Median
$146,000
90 %

How much does a Clinical Psychologist make?

Clinical psychologists make $97,123 per year on average, or $46.69 per hour, in the United States. Clinical psychologists on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $64,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $146,000.

Location impacts how much a clinical psychologist can expect to make. Clinical psychologists make the most in Maine, Idaho, California, New Hampshire, and Delaware.

Highest Paying States For Clinical Psychologists

The darker areas on the map show where clinical psychologists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Clinical Psychologist average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Maine$133,926$64.39194
2California$113,480$54.564,307
3North Dakota$105,211$50.58129
4Connecticut$107,442$51.65383
5New Jersey$106,877$51.38988
6New York$106,747$51.321,765
7Rhode Island$101,709$48.90149
8Nevada$108,425$52.13200
9Idaho$117,905$56.69123
10Oregon$99,816$47.99578
11Delaware$112,388$54.03109
12New Hampshire$113,346$54.4933
13Washington$98,006$47.12982
14Michigan$101,331$48.72705
15Pennsylvania$94,222$45.301,247
16Maryland$101,259$48.68711
17Vermont$101,599$48.8566
18District of Columbia$104,255$50.12204
19Massachusetts$107,527$51.70309
20Wisconsin$93,432$44.92541
21South Dakota$88,071$42.34119
22Minnesota$92,300$44.38672
23Louisiana$90,201$43.37338
24Indiana$86,613$41.64627
25Montana$85,761$41.23136
26Virginia$94,772$45.56794
27Kansas$85,014$40.87277
28Utah$85,092$40.91304
29Colorado$92,457$44.45537
30New Mexico$83,310$40.05220
31Arizona$84,710$40.73666
32Iowa$87,604$42.12264
33Ohio$83,033$39.92930
34Illinois$86,185$41.441,229
35North Carolina$82,373$39.601,039
36Hawaii$73,396$35.29101
37Missouri$84,240$40.50532
38Nebraska$82,705$39.76201
39Wyoming$83,130$39.9746
40Kentucky$81,076$38.98284
41Oklahoma$77,858$37.43332
42Mississippi$81,116$39.00118
43Florida$74,757$35.941,809
44West Virginia$76,953$37.00131
45Texas$78,041$37.521,784
46Arkansas$77,719$37.36165
47Alabama$78,129$37.56191
48Georgia$75,826$36.45812
49Tennessee$68,441$32.90532
50Alaska$73,571$35.3739
51South Carolina$66,462$31.95356

Highest Paying Cities For Clinical Psychologists

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Vacaville, CA$121,753$58.54
2Salem, NH$113,777$54.70
3Boston, MA$107,507$51.69
4New York, NY$106,827$51.36
5Washington, DC$104,336$50.16
6Salem, OR$100,607$48.37
7Seattle, WA$98,893$47.54
8Arlington, VA$98,374$47.30
9Pueblo, CO$94,913$45.63
10Philadelphia, PA$94,698$45.53
11Minneapolis, MN$92,360$44.40
12Chicago, IL$86,884$41.77
13Phoenix, AZ$85,166$40.95
14Billings, MT$85,121$40.92
15Springfield, MO$84,694$40.72

Clinical Psychologist Salary Details

Clinical Psychologist Salary

What is a Clinical Psychologist's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$146,000$12,167$70
75th Percentile$120,000$10,000$58
Average$97,123$8,094$47
25th Percentile$78,000$6,500$38
10th Percentile$64,000$5,333$31

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Marriage And Family Therapist$50,890$4,241$24.47114,361
Licensed Professional Counselor$96,054$8,004$46.18153,612
Psychotherapist$61,321$5,110$29.4820,520
Clinical Social Worker$57,199$4,767$27.50124,816
Clinical Director$99,003$8,250$47.6083,232
Clinical Fellow$69,953$5,829$33.6359,094

How would you rate the starting salaries for Clinical Psychologists, as well as the prospects for salary advancement?

Terry Pettijohn Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Gupta College of Science

While psychology graduates do not always earn high salaries as business and other specialized fields, psychology graduates do vital and rewarding work. In response to COVID-19, psychology is predicted to see job growth to meet the demand for an increased need for mental health services and other psychological skills. There will be plenty of new positions studying human behavior and mental health and finding ways to apply psychology to encourage mentally and physically healthy behaviors in a post-COVID-19 world.Show more

Which Companies Pay Clinical Psychologists The Most?

The highest paying companies for clinical psychologists are Sutter Health and Dignity Health according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Mount Sinai Health System and Seattle Children's Healthcare System report highly competitive wages for clinical psychologists.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Sutter Health$119,272$57.34358
2Dignity Health$116,814$56.16149
3Mount Sinai Health System$115,887$55.71211
4Seattle Children's Healthcare System$115,064$55.32107
5Rady Children's Hospital And Health Center$113,404$54.5273
6Mayo Clinic$112,067$53.8855
7Kaiser Permanente$111,655$53.68381
8Los Alamos National Laboratory$110,832$53.281
9Dartmouth-Hitchcock$108,317$52.08143
10Henry Ford Health System$108,126$51.9870
11Sullivan & Worcester$107,127$51.50
12Presbyterian$104,981$50.4737
13Massachusetts General Hospital$104,674$50.32190
14Metropolitan State Hospital$103,773$49.89
15Dana-Farber Cancer Institute$103,608$49.8193
16Saint Francis Healthcare System$102,851$49.45
17Shriners Hospitals for Children$102,387$49.2213
18Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation Inc.$101,896$48.9919
19Leidos$101,849$48.9711
20Kadlec Regional Medical Center$101,592$48.845

Clinical Psychologist Salary Trends

The salary for a clinical psychologist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Average Clinical Psychologist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Clinical Psychologist Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$97,100$46.69+2.0%
    2021$95,200$45.75+1.5%
    2020$93,700$45.04+2.5%
    2019$91,400$43.93+2.4%
    2018$89,200$42.86+3.7%

    Recently Added Clinical Psychologist Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Lifestance HealthClinical PsychologistChicago, IL06/01/2022$125,000
    Memory Traning Centers of FloridaClinical Psychologist Needed Immediately To Work With SeniorsWest Palm Beach, FL06/01/2022$135,655
    Lifestance HealthClinical PsychologistPhiladelphia, PA06/01/2022$110,000
    American Psychological AssociationOutpatient Clinical Psychologist-Clinic/Telehealth HybridMyrtle Beach, SC06/01/2022$100,000
    Lifestance HealthChild/Adolescent Clinical Psychologist-OutpatientColumbia, SC05/31/2022$75,000
    Lifestance HealthClinical PsychologistSpokane, WA05/31/2022$99,000
    Remed Recovery Care Centers, LLCClinical PsychologistPaoli, PA05/31/2022$90,000
    Lifestance HealthClinical PsychologistWarwick, RI05/31/2022$135,000
    Lifestance HealthClinical Psychologist Psyd/PhdRichmond, VA05/31/2022$102,000
    Lifestance HealthClinical PsychologistManchester, NH05/29/2022$145,000

    Clinical Psychologist Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Clinical Psychologists the most?

    Maine pays Clinical Psychologists the most in the United States, with an average salary of $133,926 per year, or $64.39 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Clinical Psychologist?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Clinical Psychologist if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Idaho you should be paid close to $117,905 per year.

    What type of Clinical Psychologist gets paid the most?

    Clinical Director gets paid the most. Clinical Director made a median salary of $99,003. The best-paid 10 percent make $125,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $78,000.

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