Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade is 560.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade earn an average of $119,240 per year or $57.33 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade is 1%.

Rankings for Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade

  • Ranks #9 in California for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #18 in the nation for salary and #29 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #17 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $119,240 or $57.33 per hour which is 2% less than the California average salary of $122,790.

AverageSacramento–Roseville–Arden-ArcadeCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$57.33$59.03-2.88%
Annual Salary$119,240$122,790-2.89%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $119,240 or $57.33 per hour which is 19% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageSacramento–Roseville–Arden-ArcadeU.S.%
Hourly Wage$57.33$47.9019.69%
Annual Salary$119,240$99,64019.67%
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 Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade earns an average annual salary of $112,385 which compares to the California average annual salary of $122,790. per year.

Cost-of-living in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade is 6% higher than the California average, which means Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade 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.
  • Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade average salary is $119,240.
  • Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade cost-of-living adjusted salary is $112,385.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade$119,240106.10%$112,385
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 Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $82,130 and $134,180 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 $168,240, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $61,510, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year56Under $61,510
15%2 – 4 years84$61,510 – $82,130
25%5 – 9 years140$82,130 – $129,380
25%10 – 14 years140$129,380 – $134,180
15%15 – 20 years84$129,380 – $168,240
10%20+ years56Above $168,240
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 $119,240, Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($128,960).

However, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($60,900), Substance Abuse Counselors ($60,960), Marriage and Family Therapists ($62,660), School Psychologists ($90,780), Health Care Social Workers ($91,270), and Psychology Teachers ($110,970).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$128,960
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$119,240
Psychology Teachers$110,970
Health Care Social Workers$91,270
School Psychologists$90,780
Marriage and Family Therapists$62,660
Substance Abuse Counselors$60,960
Social Workers$60,900
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade is 560.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $119,240 per year or $57.33 per hour in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $112,385 per year or $54 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade are Forensic Psychologists($128,960), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($119,240), Psychology Teachers($110,970).


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