Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario is 700.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario earn an average of $116,500 per year or $56.01 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario is 1%.

Rankings for Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

  • Ranks #12 in California for salary and #15 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #25 in the nation for salary and #42 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #14 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $116,500 or $56.01 per hour which is 5% less than the California average salary of $122,790.

AverageRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$56.01$59.03-5.12%
Annual Salary$116,500$122,790-5.12%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $116,500 or $56.01 per hour which is 16% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioU.S.%
Hourly Wage$56.01$47.9016.93%
Annual Salary$116,500$99,64016.92%
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 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario earns an average annual salary of $112,332 which compares to the California average annual salary of $122,790. per year.

Cost-of-living in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario is 4% higher than the California average, which means Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 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.
  • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario average salary is $116,500.
  • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario cost-of-living adjusted salary is $112,332.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario$116,500103.71%$112,332
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 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $82,390 and $130,040 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 $159,720, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $63,980, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year70Under $63,980
15%2 – 4 years105$63,980 – $82,390
25%5 – 9 years175$82,390 – $108,470
25%10 – 14 years175$108,470 – $130,040
15%15 – 20 years105$108,470 – $159,720
10%20+ years70Above $159,720
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 ($57,920), Marriage and Family Therapists ($58,450), Substance Abuse Counselors ($58,870), Health Care Social Workers ($75,270), School Psychologists ($103,230), Forensic Psychologists ($104,710), and Psychology Teachers ($112,060).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$116,500
Psychology Teachers$112,060
Forensic Psychologists$104,710
School Psychologists$103,230
Health Care Social Workers$75,270
Substance Abuse Counselors$58,870
Marriage and Family Therapists$58,450
Social Workers$57,920
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario is 700.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $116,500 per year or $56.01 per hour in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $112,332 per year or $54 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($116,500), Psychology Teachers($112,060), Forensic Psychologists($104,710).


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