Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Salinas is 80.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Salinas earn an average of $116,480 per year or $56.00 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Salinas is 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Salinas is less than 1%.

Rankings for Salinas

  • Ranks #13 in California for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #18 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #26 in the nation for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #129 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Salinas Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $116,480 or $56.00 per hour which is 5% less than the California average salary of $122,790.

AverageSalinasCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$56$59.03-5.13%
Annual Salary$116,480$122,790-5.14%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Salinas Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $116,480 or $56.00 per hour which is 16% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageSalinasU.S.%
Hourly Wage$56$47.9016.91%
Annual Salary$116,480$99,64016.90%
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 Salinas earns an average annual salary of $105,174 which compares to the California average annual salary of $122,790. per year.

Cost-of-living in Salinas is 11% higher than the California average, which means Salinas 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.
  • Salinas average salary is $116,480.
  • Salinas cost-of-living adjusted salary is $105,174.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Salinas$116,480110.75%$105,174
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 Salinas, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $85,230 and $129,830 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 $151,550, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $60,550, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year8Under $60,550
15%2 – 4 years12$60,550 – $85,230
25%5 – 9 years20$85,230 – $125,740
25%10 – 14 years20$125,740 – $129,830
15%15 – 20 years12$125,740 – $151,550
10%20+ years8Above $151,550
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 ($55,500), Social Workers ($59,260), Marriage and Family Therapists ($62,960), Health Care Social Workers ($90,840), and School Psychologists ($109,370).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$116,480
School Psychologists$109,370
Health Care Social Workers$90,840
Marriage and Family Therapists$62,960
Social Workers$59,260
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,500
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Salinas Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Salinas is 80.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $116,480 per year or $56.00 per hour in Salinas.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Salinas Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $105,174 per year or $51 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Salinas are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($116,480), School Psychologists($109,370), Health Care Social Workers($90,840).


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