Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 410.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara earn an average of $134,200 per year or $64.52 per hour.
  • The percentage of California Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 1%.

Rankings for San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

  • Ranks #2 in California for salary and #3 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #3 in the nation for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #29 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $134,200 or $64.52 per hour which is 9% more than the California average salary of $122,790.

AverageSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$64.52$59.039.30%
Annual Salary$134,200$122,7909.29%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $134,200 or $64.52 per hour which is 34% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraU.S.%
Hourly Wage$64.52$47.9034.70%
Annual Salary$134,200$99,64034.68%
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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara earns an average annual salary of $119,693 which compares to the California average annual salary of $122,790. per year.

Cost-of-living in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 12% higher than the California average, which means San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara average salary is $134,200.
  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara cost-of-living adjusted salary is $119,693.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara$134,200112.12%$119,693
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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $90,740 and $159,870 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 $189,930, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $65,040, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year41Under $65,040
15%2 – 4 years62$65,040 – $90,740
25%5 – 9 years102$90,740 – $129,980
25%10 – 14 years102$129,980 – $159,870
15%15 – 20 years62$129,980 – $189,930
10%20+ years41Above $189,930
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 Marriage and Family Therapists ($70,130), Substance Abuse Counselors ($74,560), Social Workers ($76,500), Forensic Psychologists ($100,300), School Psychologists ($102,070), and Health Care Social Workers ($105,600).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$134,200
Health Care Social Workers$105,600
School Psychologists$102,070
Forensic Psychologists$100,300
Social Workers$76,500
Substance Abuse Counselors$74,560
Marriage and Family Therapists$70,130
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 410.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $134,200 per year or $64.52 per hour in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $119,693 per year or $58 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($134,200), Health Care Social Workers($105,600), School Psychologists($102,070).


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