Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Anchorage is 80.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Anchorage earn an average of $92,390 per year or $44.42 per hour.
  • The percentage of Alaska Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Anchorage is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Anchorage is less than 1%.

Rankings for Anchorage

  • Ranks #1 in Alaska for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Alaska for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #115 in the nation for salary and #37 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #131 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Alaska

Anchorage Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $92,390 or $44.42 per hour which is almost same as Alaska average salary of $92,450.

AverageAnchorageAlaska% Difference
Hourly Wage$44.42$44.45-0.07%
Annual Salary$92,390$92,450-0.06%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Anchorage Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $92,390 or $44.42 per hour which is 7% less than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageAnchorageU.S.%
Hourly Wage$44.42$47.90-7.27%
Annual Salary$92,390$99,640-7.28%
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 Anchorage earns an average annual salary of $88,598 which compares to the Alaska average annual salary of $92,450. per year.

Cost-of-living in Anchorage is 4% higher than the Alaska average, which means Anchorage residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Alaska average.

  • Alaska average salary is $92,450.
  • Alaska cost-of-living adjusted salary is $89,549.
  • Anchorage average salary is $92,390.
  • Anchorage cost-of-living adjusted salary is $88,598.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Anchorage$92,390104.28%$88,598
Alaska$92,450103.24%$89,549
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 Anchorage, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $74,870 and $103,590 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 $133,850, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $47,270, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year8Under $47,270
15%2 – 4 years12$47,270 – $74,870
25%5 – 9 years20$74,870 – $81,590
25%10 – 14 years20$81,590 – $103,590
15%15 – 20 years12$81,590 – $133,850
10%20+ years8Above $133,850
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 Health Care Social Workers ($60,160), Social Workers ($64,260), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($65,510).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$92,390
Substance Abuse Counselors$65,510
Social Workers$64,260
Health Care Social Workers$60,160
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Anchorage Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Anchorage is 80.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $92,390 per year or $44.42 per hour in Anchorage.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Anchorage Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $88,598 per year or $43 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Anchorage are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($92,390), Substance Abuse Counselors($65,510), Social Workers($64,260).


Additional Salary Reports for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Alaska cities and Metros and U.S. States.

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