Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 3,500.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim earn an average of $122,170 per year or $58.73 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 6%.

Rankings for Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

  • Ranks #6 in California for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #14 in the nation for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $122,170 or $58.73 per hour which is almost same as California average salary of $122,790.

AverageLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$58.73$59.03-0.51%
Annual Salary$122,170$122,790-0.50%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $122,170 or $58.73 per hour which is 22% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimU.S.%
Hourly Wage$58.73$47.9022.61%
Annual Salary$122,170$99,64022.61%
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 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim earns an average annual salary of $109,188 which compares to the California average annual salary of $122,790. per year.

Cost-of-living in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 12% higher than the California average, which means Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 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.
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim average salary is $122,170.
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim cost-of-living adjusted salary is $109,188.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim$122,170111.89%$109,188
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 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $77,450 and $138,550 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 $54,230, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year350Under $54,230
15%2 – 4 years525$54,230 – $77,450
25%5 – 9 years875$77,450 – $125,860
25%10 – 14 years875$125,860 – $138,550
15%15 – 20 years525$125,860 – $0
10%20+ years350Above $0
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $122,170, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($141,130), and Industrial Organizational Psychologists ($136,940).

However, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($55,760), Substance Abuse Counselors ($59,610), Social Workers ($69,540), Health Care Social Workers ($81,660), School Psychologists ($90,010), and Forensic Psychologists ($112,390).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$141,130
Industrial Organizational Psychologists$136,940
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$122,170
Forensic Psychologists$112,390
School Psychologists$90,010
Health Care Social Workers$81,660
Social Workers$69,540
Substance Abuse Counselors$59,610
Marriage and Family Therapists$55,760
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim is 3,500.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $122,170 per year or $58.73 per hour in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $109,188 per year or $52 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim are Psychology Teachers($141,130), Industrial Organizational Psychologists($136,940), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($122,170).


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