Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Bakersfield is 140.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Bakersfield earn an average of $114,280 per year or $54.94 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Bakersfield is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Bakersfield is less than 1%.

Rankings for Bakersfield

  • Ranks #17 in California for salary and #24 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #13 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #31 in the nation for salary and #91 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #68 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Bakersfield Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $114,280 or $54.94 per hour which is 6% less than the California average salary of $122,790.

AverageBakersfieldCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$54.94$59.03-6.93%
Annual Salary$114,280$122,790-6.93%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Bakersfield Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $114,280 or $54.94 per hour which is 14% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageBakersfieldU.S.%
Hourly Wage$54.94$47.9014.70%
Annual Salary$114,280$99,64014.69%
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 Bakersfield earns an average annual salary of $115,225 which compares to the California average annual salary of $122,790. per year.

Cost-of-living in Bakersfield is 1% less than the California average, which means Bakersfield residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to California average.

  • California average salary is $122,790.
  • California cost-of-living adjusted salary is $111,243.
  • Bakersfield average salary is $114,280.
  • Bakersfield cost-of-living adjusted salary is $115,225.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Bakersfield$114,28099.18%$115,225
California$122,790110.38%$111,243
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 Bakersfield, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $94,130 and $129,830 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 $139,880, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $65,270, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year14Under $65,270
15%2 – 4 years21$65,270 – $94,130
25%5 – 9 years35$94,130 – $116,290
25%10 – 14 years35$116,290 – $129,830
15%15 – 20 years21$116,290 – $139,880
10%20+ years14Above $139,880
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 ($50,970), Marriage and Family Therapists ($54,760), Substance Abuse Counselors ($60,030), Health Care Social Workers ($70,970), and School Psychologists ($93,130).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$114,280
School Psychologists$93,130
Health Care Social Workers$70,970
Substance Abuse Counselors$60,030
Marriage and Family Therapists$54,760
Social Workers$50,970
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Bakersfield Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Bakersfield is 140.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $114,280 per year or $54.94 per hour in Bakersfield.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Bakersfield Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $115,225 per year or $55 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Bakersfield are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($114,280), School Psychologists($93,130), Health Care Social Workers($70,970).


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