Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Chico is 40.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Chico earn an average of $100,970 per year or $48.55 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Chico is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Chico is less than 1%.

Rankings for Chico

  • Ranks #24 in California for salary and #17 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #24 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #84 in the nation for salary and #63 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #205 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Chico Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $100,970 or $48.55 per hour which is 17% less than the California average salary of $122,790.

AverageChicoCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$48.55$59.03-17.75%
Annual Salary$100,970$122,790-17.77%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Chico Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $100,970 or $48.55 per hour which is 1% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageChicoU.S.%
Hourly Wage$48.55$47.901.36%
Annual Salary$100,970$99,6401.33%
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 Chico earns an average annual salary of $99,497 which compares to the California average annual salary of $122,790. per year.

Cost-of-living in Chico is 1% higher than the California average, which means Chico residents have an overall higher 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.
  • Chico average salary is $100,970.
  • Chico cost-of-living adjusted salary is $99,497.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Chico$100,970101.48%$99,497
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 Chico, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $70,580 and $122,730 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 $152,080, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $64,430, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year4Under $64,430
15%2 – 4 years6$64,430 – $70,580
25%5 – 9 years10$70,580 – $81,940
25%10 – 14 years10$81,940 – $122,730
15%15 – 20 years6$81,940 – $152,080
10%20+ years4Above $152,080
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 Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,230), Social Workers ($53,960), Marriage and Family Therapists ($55,390), Health Care Social Workers ($63,530), and School Psychologists ($86,640).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$100,970
School Psychologists$86,640
Health Care Social Workers$63,530
Marriage and Family Therapists$55,390
Social Workers$53,960
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,230
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Chico Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Chico is 40.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $100,970 per year or $48.55 per hour in Chico.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Chico Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $99,497 per year or $48 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Chico are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($100,970), School Psychologists($86,640), Health Care Social Workers($63,530).


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