Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Modesto is 90.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Modesto earn an average of $103,240 per year or $49.64 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Modesto is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Modesto is less than 1%.

Rankings for Modesto

  • Ranks #22 in California for salary and #16 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #17 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #67 in the nation for salary and #44 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #113 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Modesto Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $103,240 or $49.64 per hour which is 15% less than the California average salary of $122,790.

AverageModestoCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$49.64$59.03-15.91%
Annual Salary$103,240$122,790-15.92%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Modesto Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $103,240 or $49.64 per hour which is 3% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageModestoU.S.%
Hourly Wage$49.64$47.903.63%
Annual Salary$103,240$99,6403.61%
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 Modesto earns an average annual salary of $100,516 which compares to the California average annual salary of $122,790. per year.

Cost-of-living in Modesto is 3% higher than the California average, which means Modesto 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.
  • Modesto average salary is $103,240.
  • Modesto cost-of-living adjusted salary is $100,516.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Modesto$103,240102.71%$100,516
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 Modesto, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $61,770 and $127,680 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 $156,910, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $48,690, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $48,690
15%2 – 4 years14$48,690 – $61,770
25%5 – 9 years22$61,770 – $100,620
25%10 – 14 years22$100,620 – $127,680
15%15 – 20 years14$100,620 – $156,910
10%20+ years9Above $156,910
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 $103,240, Modesto Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn less than School Psychologists ($113,440).

However, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($51,780), Marriage and Family Therapists ($56,120), Substance Abuse Counselors ($61,640), and Health Care Social Workers ($87,880).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$113,440
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$103,240
Health Care Social Workers$87,880
Substance Abuse Counselors$61,640
Marriage and Family Therapists$56,120
Social Workers$51,780
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Modesto Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Modesto is 90.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $103,240 per year or $49.64 per hour in Modesto.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Modesto Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $100,516 per year or $48 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Modesto are School Psychologists($113,440), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($103,240), Health Care Social Workers($87,880).


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