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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Clinician Salary

$51,228 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

$24.63 hourly

Entry level Salary
$29,000 yearly
$29,000
10 %
$51,228
Median
$90,000
90 %

How much does a Clinician make?

Clinicians make $51,228 per year on average, or $24.63 per hour, in the United States. Clinicians on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $29,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $90,000.

Location impacts how much a clinician can expect to make. Clinicians make the most in Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Alaska, and Nevada.

Highest Paying States For Clinicians

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

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Clinician average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1New Jersey$73,086$35.14964
2Connecticut$73,889$35.52360
3New York$64,348$30.941,603
4Alaska$68,090$32.74140
5California$66,331$31.893,181
6Minnesota$61,518$29.58656
7Nevada$67,881$32.64173
8Maine$55,372$26.62291
9New Hampshire$63,703$30.63139
10Delaware$72,276$34.7578
11Rhode Island$57,235$27.52115
12District of Columbia$74,004$35.58108
13New Mexico$53,403$25.67228
14Massachusetts$52,457$25.222,151
15Maryland$55,915$26.88687
16Washington$52,177$25.09942
17Oregon$52,785$25.38411
18Illinois$54,897$26.391,058
19Pennsylvania$48,187$23.171,597
20Michigan$50,275$24.17757
21North Dakota$54,726$26.3167
22West Virginia$56,203$27.0278
23Iowa$54,787$26.34261
24Ohio$51,137$24.59752
25Mississippi$49,591$23.84169
26Hawaii$51,280$24.6592
27Vermont$48,954$23.5457
28Florida$43,708$21.011,537
29Louisiana$45,395$21.82287
30Texas$45,839$22.041,517
31Colorado$44,302$21.30580
32Wisconsin$46,724$22.46331
33Indiana$42,588$20.48592
34Arizona$41,351$19.88578
35Idaho$42,902$20.63136
36Virginia$44,802$21.54735
37South Dakota$38,544$18.53100
38Wyoming$41,520$19.9644
39Utah$42,802$20.58242
40Montana$35,012$16.83120
41North Carolina$44,812$21.54536
42Georgia$36,437$17.52892
43Nebraska$33,115$15.92207
44Kansas$38,415$18.47162
45Kentucky$37,102$17.84235
46South Carolina$33,712$16.21376
47Missouri$37,479$18.02420
48Tennessee$34,972$16.81423
49Oklahoma$34,613$16.64229
50Alabama$37,100$17.84192
51Arkansas$29,080$13.98220

Highest Paying Cities For Clinicians

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Milford, CT$74,041$35.60
2Paramus, NJ$73,351$35.26
3San Francisco, CA$68,792$33.07
4Anchorage, AK$68,230$32.80
5New York, NY$64,406$30.96
6Rochester, MN$61,190$29.42
7Portland, ME$55,994$26.92
8Bethesda, MD$55,245$26.56
9Springfield, OR$54,292$26.10
10Springfield, MA$52,907$25.44
11Springfield, IL$50,474$24.27
12Columbus, OH$50,086$24.08
13Philadelphia, PA$48,355$23.25
14San Antonio, TX$47,228$22.71
15Pueblo, CO$45,089$21.68

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Milford, CT
  2. Paramus, NJ
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Anchorage, AK
  5. New York, NY

Clinician Salary Details

Clinician Salary

What is a Clinician's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$90,000$7,500$43
75th Percentile$69,000$5,750$33
Average$51,228$4,269$25
25th Percentile$38,000$3,167$18
10th Percentile$29,000$2,417$14

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Intensive In-Home Counselor$43,360$3,613$20.85122,300
Substance Abuse Counselor$40,381$3,365$19.4178,643
Mental Health Therapist$50,937$4,245$24.49114,386
Mental Health Counselor$43,664$3,639$20.99110,752
Primary Therapist$52,073$4,339$25.0385,127
Marriage And Family Therapist$50,890$4,241$24.47114,361

Which Companies Pay Clinicians The Most?

The highest paying companies for clinicians are University of Colorado Boulder and Stanford University according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Univ Of Colorado-Colorado Spgs and University of California, Berkeley report highly competitive wages for clinicians.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1University of Colorado Boulder$107,890$51.87
2Stanford University$91,354$43.926
3Univ Of Colorado-Colorado Spgs$88,589$42.5940
4University of California, Berkeley$87,284$41.96143
5Iowa State University$84,915$40.82
6Mount Sinai Health System$82,256$39.5543
7Highland General Hospital$79,787$38.3612
8University Of Minnesota Physicians$77,702$37.367
9Griffin Hospital$76,878$36.963
10Yale New Haven Health$76,683$36.8764
11Sutter Health$73,397$35.29173
12University of Southern California$72,795$35.005
13John Muir Health$72,682$34.949
14Mayo Clinic$72,630$34.9227
15Nationwide Children's Hospital$72,172$34.70106
16MedStar Health$71,662$34.4553
17Boston Medical Center$70,998$34.13
18Sharp HealthCare$70,832$34.0562
19El Paso County$70,619$33.9516
20UPMC$70,431$33.86259

How Much Do Clinicians Make In Different Industries?

Clinician salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the education, health care, and government industries tend to offer much higher salaries for clinicians. For example, clinicians make a whopping average salary of $53,727 while working in the education industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $50,477 in the health care industry and $49,687 in the government industry.

Clinicians may want to avoid working in the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $42,564.

Highest Paying Industries For Clinicians

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Education$53,727$25.83
2Health Care$50,477$24.27
3Government$49,687$23.89
4Professional$46,950$22.57
5Non Profits$42,564$20.46

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Clinician Salary Trends

The salary for a clinician 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 Clinician Salary Over Time

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

    Clinician Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$51,200$24.63+4.2%
    2021$49,100$23.58+3.9%
    2020$47,100$22.67+3.5%
    2019$45,500$21.86+1.3%
    2018$44,900$21.59+1.2%

    Recently Added Clinician Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Seneca CenterCrisis Response ClinicianRiverside, CA06/02/2022$66,000
    State of ConnecticutCommunity Clinician (Office/On-Site HCMiddletown, CT06/01/2022$60,878
    Compass Health NetworkCrisis Response ClinicianColumbia, MO06/01/2022$42,241
    San Luis Valley Behavioral HealthLicensed Outpatient ClinicianAlamosa, CO06/01/2022$62,500
    Planned Parenthood of Northern New EnglandAdvanced Practice Clinician (Np/Cnm/Pa)-Float/RegionalManchester, NH06/01/2022$87,654
    ThriveworksTelehealth ClinicianEdison, NJ06/01/2022$142,000
    Compass HealthClinician II-School Based Clinician-Whatcom Child & FamilyBellingham, WA06/01/2022$48,251
    Arbor AssociatesTriage Clinician-Days!Boston, MA06/01/2022$65,000
    Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing ServicesFBH Clinician IIOlympia, WA05/31/2022$60,197
    Planned Parenthood of Northern New EnglandAdvance Practice Clinician (Np/Cnm/Pa)Rutland, VT05/31/2022$87,654

    Clinician Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Clinicians the most?

    Connecticut pays Clinicians the most in the United States, with an average salary of $74,004 per year, or $35.58 per hour.

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

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Clinician if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Connecticut you should be paid close to $73,889 per year.

    What type of Clinician gets paid the most?

    Licensed Professional Counselor gets paid the most. Licensed Professional Counselor made a median salary of $96,054. The best-paid 10 percent make $105,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $87,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Clinician?

    A good starting salary for a clinician is $29,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a clinician in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for clinicians is $51,228, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a clinician can vary by state.

    How much do clinicians make?

    Clinicians make $53,000 in a year, on average. This salary can range from $50,000 to over $80,000 in a year.

    The range in salary level for a clinician depends on various factors. These factors include experience and education and location, industry, and company. Any person may have numerous unique combinations of these five factors that will influence their specific salary.

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