Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater is 280.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater earn an average of $95,250 per year or $45.80 per hour.
  • The percentage of Florida Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater is less than 1%.

Rankings for Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

  • Ranks #3 in Florida for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Florida for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #105 in the nation for salary and #94 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #38 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Florida

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $95,250 or $45.80 per hour which is 8% more than the Florida average salary of $87,730.

AverageTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFlorida% Difference
Hourly Wage$45.80$42.188.58%
Annual Salary$95,250$87,7308.57%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $95,250 or $45.80 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterU.S.%
Hourly Wage$45.80$47.90-4.38%
Annual Salary$95,250$99,640-4.41%
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 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater earns an average annual salary of $96,115 which compares to the Florida average annual salary of $87,730. per year.

Cost-of-living in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater is 1% less than the Florida average, which means Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Florida average.

  • Florida average salary is $87,730.
  • Florida cost-of-living adjusted salary is $87,112.
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater average salary is $95,250.
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater cost-of-living adjusted salary is $96,115.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater$95,25099.10%$96,115
Florida$87,730100.71%$87,112
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 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $49,280 and $104,270 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 $38,320, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year28Under $38,320
15%2 – 4 years42$38,320 – $49,280
25%5 – 9 years70$49,280 – $77,700
25%10 – 14 years70$77,700 – $104,270
15%15 – 20 years42$77,700 – $0
10%20+ years28Above $0
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 $95,250, Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($101,290).

However, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($44,840), Social Workers ($46,130), Substance Abuse Counselors ($50,620), Health Care Social Workers ($56,570), Psychology Teachers ($58,890), and School Psychologists ($75,280).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$101,290
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$95,250
School Psychologists$75,280
Psychology Teachers$58,890
Health Care Social Workers$56,570
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,620
Social Workers$46,130
Marriage and Family Therapists$44,840
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater is 280.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $95,250 per year or $45.80 per hour in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $96,115 per year or $46 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater are Forensic Psychologists($101,290), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($95,250), School Psychologists($75,280).


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