Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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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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)
96,540 2.5 % $29.24 $60,810 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.52 $20.12 $26.42 $34.56 $44.35
Annual Wage (2) $32,280 $41,850 $54,950 $71,880 $92,250

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 41,200 $29.35 $61,040
Offices of other health practitioners 10,020 $38.10 $79,240
Individual and family services 6,910 $23.62 $49,140
Outpatient care centers 5,150 $25.19 $52,390
Local government (OES designation) 4,730 $26.45 $55,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other ambulatory health care services 40 $40.50 $84,230
Offices of other health practitioners 10,020 $38.10 $79,240
Offices of physicians 4,690 $32.26 $67,090
Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals 4,340 $31.68 $65,890
Other schools and instruction 160 $30.94 $64,360

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
Delaware 600 $25.19 $52,390 0.147%
Rhode Island 660 $37.73 $78,470 0.137%
New York 9,860 $31.66 $65,850 0.120%
Connecticut 1,860 $30.59 $63,620 0.114%
New Hampshire 680 $26.49 $55,090 0.111%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Hawaii 360 $38.75 $80,610 0.064%
Rhode Island 660 $37.73 $78,470 0.137%
California 14,090 $36.12 $75,130 0.097%
New Jersey 3,450 $34.73 $72,240 0.089%
Alabama 380 $32.43 $67,460 0.021%

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
Pueblo, CO MSA 130 $25.73 $53,530 0.244%
Kankakee, IL PMSA 100 $25.79 $53,640 0.230%
Dutchess County, NY PMSA 250 $29.53 $61,420 0.220%
Las Cruces, NM MSA 120 $22.21 $46,200 0.201%
Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, CA PMSA 370 $48.84 $101,580 0.196%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Fort Walton Beach, FL MSA (7) $52.00 $108,150 (7)
Birmingham, AL MSA 100 $50.35 $104,730 0.022%
Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, CA PMSA 370 $48.84 $101,580 0.196%
Oakland, CA PMSA 670 $47.54 $98,880 0.067%
Salinas, CA MSA 200 $46.44 $96,600 0.129%

About May 2004 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: June 02, 2005

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