Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

19-3039 Psychologists, All Other

All psychologists not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

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)
12,400 2.3 % $44.73 $93,050 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.54 $33.74 $45.47 $52.16 $59.96
Annual Wage (2) $42,710 $70,180 $94,590 $108,500 $124,720


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,500 0.38 $43.12 $89,690
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,540 0.19 $47.40 $98,590
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 510 0.02 $30.19 $62,800
Outpatient Care Centers 490 0.07 $72.19 $150,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 420 0.01 $43.58 $90,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,500 0.38 $43.12 $89,690
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,540 0.19 $47.40 $98,590
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 200 0.08 $42.79 $89,000
Outpatient Care Centers 490 0.07 $72.19 $150,150
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 70 0.03 $38.58 $80,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services (8) (8) $90.26 $187,740
Outpatient Care Centers 490 0.07 $72.19 $150,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 210 (7) $53.52 $111,330
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $52.56 $109,330
State Government (OES Designation) 160 0.01 $48.06 $99,960


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 1,520 0.19 2.13 $43.42 $90,310
California 1,490 0.10 1.07 $47.14 $98,060
Massachusetts 740 0.22 2.42 $40.22 $83,670
Illinois 660 0.11 1.25 $59.79 $124,360
New York 640 0.07 0.80 $53.17 $110,600




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 200 0.29 3.26 $43.79 $91,090
Massachusetts 740 0.22 2.42 $40.22 $83,670
Maryland 490 0.19 2.10 $48.49 $100,860
Florida 1,520 0.19 2.13 $43.42 $90,310
West Virginia 100 0.15 1.64 $37.46 $77,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 250 0.09 0.98 $61.42 $127,750
Illinois 660 0.11 1.25 $59.79 $124,360
New York 640 0.07 0.80 $53.17 $110,600
Maryland 490 0.19 2.10 $48.49 $100,860
Virginia 330 0.09 0.99 $48.13 $100,120





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 490 0.28 3.09 $38.12 $79,300
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 1.38 (8) (8)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 430 0.35 3.90 $41.21 $85,720
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.06 0.67 $61.54 $128,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 0.90 $51.17 $106,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 1.51 $48.30 $100,470
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 290 0.33 3.70 $44.23 $91,990
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 270 0.20 2.18 $45.08 $93,760
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 220 0.38 4.21 $52.26 $108,700
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 210 0.16 1.78 $44.39 $92,330




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alexandria, LA 40 0.60 6.62 $52.61 $109,420
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.47 5.24 $46.96 $97,670
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 220 0.38 4.21 $52.26 $108,700
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 430 0.35 3.90 $41.21 $85,720
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 60 0.35 3.86 $41.17 $85,630
Eugene, OR 50 0.34 3.82 $43.14 $89,720
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 290 0.33 3.70 $44.23 $91,990
Gainesville, FL 40 0.33 3.69 $41.05 $85,380
Dayton, OH 110 0.29 3.28 $48.81 $101,530
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 490 0.28 3.09 $38.12 $79,300




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.06 0.67 $61.54 $128,000
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 90 0.21 2.38 $53.82 $111,940
Alexandria, LA 40 0.60 6.62 $52.61 $109,420
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 220 0.38 4.21 $52.26 $108,700
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 160 0.15 1.64 $52.07 $108,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.08 0.90 $51.17 $106,440
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 70 0.24 2.70 $51.01 $106,090
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 1.23 $50.23 $104,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.05 0.60 $49.70 $103,380
Dayton, OH 110 0.29 3.28 $48.81 $101,530

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 4.38 $43.15 $89,750

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 4.38 $43.15 $89,750

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 4.38 $43.15 $89,750


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016