Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Louisville/Jefferson County is 190.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Louisville/Jefferson County earn an average of $105,360 per year or $50.65 per hour.
  • The percentage of Kentucky Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Louisville/Jefferson County is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Louisville/Jefferson County is less than 1%.

Rankings for Louisville/Jefferson County

  • Ranks #1 in Kentucky for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Kentucky for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #61 in the nation for salary and #281 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #51 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Kentucky

Louisville/Jefferson County Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $105,360 or $50.65 per hour which is 9% more than the Kentucky average salary of $96,290.

AverageLouisville/Jefferson CountyKentucky% Difference
Hourly Wage$50.65$46.299.42%
Annual Salary$105,360$96,2909.42%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Louisville/Jefferson County Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $105,360 or $50.65 per hour which is 5% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageLouisville/Jefferson CountyU.S.%
Hourly Wage$50.65$47.905.74%
Annual Salary$105,360$99,6405.74%
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 Louisville/Jefferson County earns an average annual salary of $114,634 which compares to the Kentucky average annual salary of $96,290. per year.

Cost-of-living in Louisville/Jefferson County is 8% less than the Kentucky average, which means Louisville/Jefferson County 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.
  • Louisville/Jefferson County average salary is $105,360.
  • Louisville/Jefferson County cost-of-living adjusted salary is $114,634.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Louisville/Jefferson County$105,36091.91%$114,634
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 Louisville/Jefferson County, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $63,590 and $113,870 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 $161,630, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $35,820, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year19Under $35,820
15%2 – 4 years28$35,820 – $63,590
25%5 – 9 years48$63,590 – $94,050
25%10 – 14 years48$94,050 – $113,870
15%15 – 20 years28$94,050 – $161,630
10%20+ years19Above $161,630
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 ($47,170), Substance Abuse Counselors ($48,200), Marriage and Family Therapists ($52,890), Health Care Social Workers ($58,080), Psychology Teachers ($64,820), School Psychologists ($82,150), and Forensic Psychologists ($101,850).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$105,360
Forensic Psychologists$101,850
School Psychologists$82,150
Psychology Teachers$64,820
Health Care Social Workers$58,080
Marriage and Family Therapists$52,890
Substance Abuse Counselors$48,200
Social Workers$47,170
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Louisville/Jefferson County Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Louisville/Jefferson County is 190.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $105,360 per year or $50.65 per hour in Louisville/Jefferson County.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Louisville/Jefferson County Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $114,634 per year or $55 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Louisville/Jefferson County are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($105,360), Forensic Psychologists($101,850), School Psychologists($82,150).


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