Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Columbus is 50.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Columbus earn an average of $78,260 per year or $37.63 per hour.
  • The percentage of Georgia Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Columbus is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Columbus is less than 1%.

Rankings for Columbus

  • Ranks #3 in Georgia for salary and #9 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Georgia for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #195 in the nation for salary and #406 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #194 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Georgia

Columbus Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $78,260 or $37.63 per hour which is 6% more than the Georgia average salary of $73,350.

AverageColumbusGeorgia% Difference
Hourly Wage$37.63$35.276.69%
Annual Salary$78,260$73,3506.69%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Columbus Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $78,260 or $37.63 per hour which is 21% less than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageColumbusU.S.%
Hourly Wage$37.63$47.90-21.44%
Annual Salary$78,260$99,640-21.46%
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 Columbus earns an average annual salary of $88,780 which compares to the Georgia average annual salary of $73,350. per year.

Cost-of-living in Columbus is 12% less than the Georgia average, which means Columbus 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.
  • Columbus average salary is $78,260.
  • Columbus cost-of-living adjusted salary is $88,780.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Columbus$78,26088.15%$88,780
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 Columbus, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $57,540 and $78,310 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 $125,620, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $33,710, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year5Under $33,710
15%2 – 4 years8$33,710 – $57,540
25%5 – 9 years12$57,540 – $78,310
25%10 – 14 years12$78,310 – $78,310
15%15 – 20 years8$78,310 – $125,620
10%20+ years5Above $125,620
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 $78,260, Columbus Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($93,170), and School Psychologists ($78,870).

However, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($42,820), Substance Abuse Counselors ($43,950), and Health Care Social Workers ($51,670).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$93,170
School Psychologists$78,870
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$78,260
Health Care Social Workers$51,670
Substance Abuse Counselors$43,950
Social Workers$42,820
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Columbus Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Columbus is 50.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $78,260 per year or $37.63 per hour in Columbus.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Columbus Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $88,780 per year or $43 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Columbus are Forensic Psychologists($93,170), School Psychologists($78,870), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($78,260).


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