Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell is 440.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell earn an average of $75,500 per year or $36.30 per hour.
  • The percentage of Georgia Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell is 1%.

Rankings for Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell

  • Ranks #4 in Georgia for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Georgia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #212 in the nation for salary and #103 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #25 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Georgia

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $75,500 or $36.30 per hour which is 2% more than the Georgia average salary of $73,350.

AverageAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGeorgia% Difference
Hourly Wage$36.30$35.272.92%
Annual Salary$75,500$73,3502.93%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $75,500 or $36.30 per hour which is 24% less than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellU.S.%
Hourly Wage$36.30$47.90-24.22%
Annual Salary$75,500$99,640-24.23%
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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell earns an average annual salary of $76,915 which compares to the Georgia average annual salary of $73,350. per year.

Cost-of-living in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell is 2% less than the Georgia average, which means Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Georgia average.

  • Georgia average salary is $73,350.
  • Georgia cost-of-living adjusted salary is $77,586.
  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell average salary is $75,500.
  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell cost-of-living adjusted salary is $76,915.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell$75,50098.16%$76,915
Georgia$73,35094.54%$77,586
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 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $37,320 and $92,050 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 $149,070, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $24,410, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year44Under $24,410
15%2 – 4 years66$24,410 – $37,320
25%5 – 9 years110$37,320 – $62,460
25%10 – 14 years110$62,460 – $92,050
15%15 – 20 years66$62,460 – $149,070
10%20+ years44Above $149,070
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 $75,500, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($101,260), Psychology Teachers ($87,620), and School Psychologists ($83,720).

However, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,530), Marriage and Family Therapists ($48,860), Social Workers ($51,110), and Health Care Social Workers ($58,620).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$101,260
Psychology Teachers$87,620
School Psychologists$83,720
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$75,500
Health Care Social Workers$58,620
Social Workers$51,110
Marriage and Family Therapists$48,860
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,530
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell is 440.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $75,500 per year or $36.30 per hour in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $76,915 per year or $37 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell are Forensic Psychologists($101,260), Psychology Teachers($87,620), School Psychologists($83,720).


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