Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Lexington-Fayette is 100.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Lexington-Fayette earn an average of $86,440 per year or $41.56 per hour.
  • The percentage of Kentucky Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Lexington-Fayette is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Lexington-Fayette is less than 1%.

Rankings for Lexington-Fayette

  • Ranks #3 in Kentucky for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Kentucky for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #148 in the nation for salary and #231 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #104 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Kentucky

Lexington-Fayette Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $86,440 or $41.56 per hour which is 10% less than the Kentucky average salary of $96,290.

AverageLexington-FayetteKentucky% Difference
Hourly Wage$41.56$46.29-10.22%
Annual Salary$86,440$96,290-10.23%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Lexington-Fayette Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $86,440 or $41.56 per hour which is 13% less than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageLexington-FayetteU.S.%
Hourly Wage$41.56$47.90-13.24%
Annual Salary$86,440$99,640-13.25%
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 Lexington-Fayette earns an average annual salary of $92,797 which compares to the Kentucky average annual salary of $96,290. per year.

Cost-of-living in Lexington-Fayette is 7% less than the Kentucky average, which means Lexington-Fayette residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Kentucky average.

  • Kentucky average salary is $96,290.
  • Kentucky cost-of-living adjusted salary is $107,251.
  • Lexington-Fayette average salary is $86,440.
  • Lexington-Fayette cost-of-living adjusted salary is $92,797.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Lexington-Fayette$86,44093.15%$92,797
Kentucky$96,29089.78%$107,251
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 Lexington-Fayette, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $49,690 and $96,770 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 $159,540, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $35,350, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year10Under $35,350
15%2 – 4 years15$35,350 – $49,690
25%5 – 9 years25$49,690 – $60,260
25%10 – 14 years25$60,260 – $96,770
15%15 – 20 years15$60,260 – $159,540
10%20+ years10Above $159,540
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 Substance Abuse Counselors ($46,950), Social Workers ($49,010), Marriage and Family Therapists ($53,730), Health Care Social Workers ($59,910), School Psychologists ($68,000), and Psychology Teachers ($68,470).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$86,440
Psychology Teachers$68,470
School Psychologists$68,000
Health Care Social Workers$59,910
Marriage and Family Therapists$53,730
Social Workers$49,010
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,950
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Lexington-Fayette Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Lexington-Fayette is 100.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $86,440 per year or $41.56 per hour in Lexington-Fayette.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Lexington-Fayette Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $92,797 per year or $45 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Lexington-Fayette are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($86,440), Psychology Teachers($68,470), School Psychologists($68,000).


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