Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.

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Industry profile for this occupation
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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
98,000 2.0 % $28.19 $58,640 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.03 $19.42 $25.59 $33.30 $42.75
Annual Wage (2) $31,250 $40,400 $53,230 $69,250 $88,930

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Elementary and secondary schools 38,450 $27.84 $57,910
Offices of other health practitioners 12,370 $37.23 $77,440
Individual and family services 6,960 $23.25 $48,350
Offices of physicians 5,810 $26.21 $54,510
Outpatient care centers 5,140 $24.89 $51,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of other health practitioners 12,370 $37.23 $77,440
Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals 4,440 $31.92 $66,390
Child day care services 170 $31.37 $65,250
General medical and surgical hospitals 4,370 $29.81 $62,010
Other schools and instruction 110 $28.76 $59,830

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Rhode Island 720 $34.45 $71,650 0.151%
Delaware 530 $24.77 $51,520 0.131%
Vermont 380 $22.65 $47,110 0.130%
Connecticut 2,090 $29.44 $61,240 0.128%
Massachusetts 3,870 $25.96 $53,990 0.124%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
California 11,540 $34.70 $72,170 0.080%
Rhode Island 720 $34.45 $71,650 0.151%
New Jersey 3,410 $34.07 $70,860 0.088%
Hawaii 300 $31.54 $65,600 0.054%
New York 10,110 $31.29 $65,080 0.123%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Kankakee, IL PMSA 110 $23.66 $49,200 0.254%
Pueblo, CO MSA 130 $25.51 $53,070 0.243%
Springfield, MA MSA 560 $24.55 $51,070 0.222%
Dutchess County, NY PMSA 250 $28.74 $59,770 0.222%
Redding, CA MSA 140 $34.67 $72,110 0.213%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Tuscaloosa, AL MSA 40 $54.28 $112,890 0.053%
Huntsville, AL MSA (7) $49.29 $102,520 (7)
Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, CA PMSA 380 $48.67 $101,230 0.202%
Knoxville, TN MSA 290 $43.12 $89,680 0.086%
Ann Arbor, MI PMSA 270 $43.11 $89,670 0.097%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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