Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Birmingham-Hoover is 90.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Birmingham-Hoover earn an average of $109,550 per year or $52.67 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alabama Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Birmingham-Hoover is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Birmingham-Hoover is less than 1%.

Rankings for Birmingham-Hoover

  • Ranks #1 in Alabama for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Alabama for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #51 in the nation for salary and #245 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #112 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alabama

Birmingham-Hoover Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $109,550 or $52.67 per hour which is 29% more than the Alabama average salary of $84,360.

AverageBirmingham-HooverAlabama% Difference
Hourly Wage$52.67$40.5629.86%
Annual Salary$109,550$84,36029.86%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Birmingham-Hoover Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $109,550 or $52.67 per hour which is 9% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageBirmingham-HooverU.S.%
Hourly Wage$52.67$47.909.96%
Annual Salary$109,550$99,6409.95%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Birmingham-Hoover earns an average annual salary of $118,241 which compares to the Alabama average annual salary of $84,360. per year.

Cost-of-living in Birmingham-Hoover is 7% less than the Alabama average, which means Birmingham-Hoover residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Alabama average.

  • Alabama average salary is $84,360.
  • Alabama cost-of-living adjusted salary is $94,521.
  • Birmingham-Hoover average salary is $109,550.
  • Birmingham-Hoover cost-of-living adjusted salary is $118,241.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Birmingham-Hoover$109,55092.65%$118,241
Alabama$84,36089.25%$94,521
U.S.$99,640$99,640
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Birmingham-Hoover, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $64,430 and $136,880 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn more than $0, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $39,640, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $39,640
15%2 – 4 years14$39,640 – $64,430
25%5 – 9 years22$64,430 – $79,510
25%10 – 14 years22$79,510 – $136,880
15%15 – 20 years14$79,510 – $0
10%20+ years9Above $0
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($45,380), Substance Abuse Counselors ($45,580), Marriage and Family Therapists ($45,960), Health Care Social Workers ($54,280), School Psychologists ($62,800), Psychology Teachers ($92,850), and Forensic Psychologists ($93,140).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$109,550
Forensic Psychologists$93,140
Psychology Teachers$92,850
School Psychologists$62,800
Health Care Social Workers$54,280
Marriage and Family Therapists$45,960
Substance Abuse Counselors$45,580
Social Workers$45,380
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Birmingham-Hoover Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Birmingham-Hoover is 90.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $109,550 per year or $52.67 per hour in Birmingham-Hoover.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Birmingham-Hoover Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $118,241 per year or $57 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Birmingham-Hoover are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($109,550), Forensic Psychologists($93,140), Psychology Teachers($92,850).


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