Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward is 1,660.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward earn an average of $129,880 per year or $62.44 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward is 16%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward is 3%.

Rankings for San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

  • Ranks #4 in California for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #6 in the nation for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $129,880 or $62.44 per hour which is 5% more than the California average salary of $122,790.

AverageSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$62.44$59.035.78%
Annual Salary$129,880$122,7905.77%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $129,880 or $62.44 per hour which is 30% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardU.S.%
Hourly Wage$62.44$47.9030.35%
Annual Salary$129,880$99,64030.35%
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 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward earns an average annual salary of $110,659 which compares to the California average annual salary of $122,790. per year.

Cost-of-living in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward is 17% higher than the California average, which means San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 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.
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward average salary is $129,880.
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward cost-of-living adjusted salary is $110,659.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward$129,880117.37%$110,659
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 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $76,380 and $164,710 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 $64,880, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year166Under $64,880
15%2 – 4 years249$64,880 – $76,380
25%5 – 9 years415$76,380 – $129,980
25%10 – 14 years415$129,980 – $164,710
15%15 – 20 years249$129,980 – $0
10%20+ years166Above $0
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 ($65,370), Marriage and Family Therapists ($72,550), Social Workers ($72,750), School Psychologists ($90,640), Health Care Social Workers ($98,340), Psychology Teachers ($115,150), and Forensic Psychologists ($126,520).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$129,880
Forensic Psychologists$126,520
Psychology Teachers$115,150
Health Care Social Workers$98,340
School Psychologists$90,640
Social Workers$72,750
Marriage and Family Therapists$72,550
Substance Abuse Counselors$65,370
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward is 1,660.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $129,880 per year or $62.44 per hour in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $110,659 per year or $53 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($129,880), Forensic Psychologists($126,520), Psychology Teachers($115,150).


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