Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Des Moines-West Des Moines is 60.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Des Moines-West Des Moines earn an average of $117,040 per year or $56.27 per hour.
  • The percentage of Iowa Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Des Moines-West Des Moines is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Des Moines-West Des Moines is less than 1%.

Rankings for Des Moines-West Des Moines

  • Ranks #1 in Iowa for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Iowa for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #23 in the nation for salary and #175 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #160 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Iowa

Des Moines-West Des Moines Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $117,040 or $56.27 per hour which is 13% more than the Iowa average salary of $103,070.

AverageDes Moines-West Des MoinesIowa% Difference
Hourly Wage$56.27$49.5513.56%
Annual Salary$117,040$103,07013.55%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Des Moines-West Des Moines Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $117,040 or $56.27 per hour which is 17% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageDes Moines-West Des MoinesU.S.%
Hourly Wage$56.27$47.9017.47%
Annual Salary$117,040$99,64017.46%
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 Des Moines-West Des Moines earns an average annual salary of $123,382 which compares to the Iowa average annual salary of $103,070. per year.

Cost-of-living in Des Moines-West Des Moines is 5% less than the Iowa average, which means Des Moines-West Des Moines residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Iowa average.

  • Iowa average salary is $103,070.
  • Iowa cost-of-living adjusted salary is $113,202.
  • Des Moines-West Des Moines average salary is $117,040.
  • Des Moines-West Des Moines cost-of-living adjusted salary is $123,382.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Des Moines-West Des Moines$117,04094.86%$123,382
Iowa$103,07091.05%$113,202
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 Des Moines-West Des Moines, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $80,600 and $166,980 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 $170,480, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $65,860, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year6Under $65,860
15%2 – 4 years9$65,860 – $80,600
25%5 – 9 years15$80,600 – $104,650
25%10 – 14 years15$104,650 – $166,980
15%15 – 20 years9$104,650 – $170,480
10%20+ years6Above $170,480
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 Social Workers ($52,570), Marriage and Family Therapists ($52,880), Substance Abuse Counselors ($58,100), Health Care Social Workers ($59,820), School Psychologists ($67,080), and Psychology Teachers ($78,290).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$117,040
Psychology Teachers$78,290
School Psychologists$67,080
Health Care Social Workers$59,820
Substance Abuse Counselors$58,100
Marriage and Family Therapists$52,880
Social Workers$52,570
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Des Moines-West Des Moines Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Des Moines-West Des Moines is 60.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $117,040 per year or $56.27 per hour in Des Moines-West Des Moines.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Des Moines-West Des Moines Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $123,382 per year or $59 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Des Moines-West Des Moines are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($117,040), Psychology Teachers($78,290), School Psychologists($67,080).


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