Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Baton Rouge is 40.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Baton Rouge earn an average of $106,490 per year or $51.20 per hour.
  • The percentage of Louisiana Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Baton Rouge is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Baton Rouge is less than 1%.

Rankings for Baton Rouge

  • Ranks #2 in Louisiana for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Louisiana for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #57 in the nation for salary and #184 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #220 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Louisiana

Baton Rouge Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $106,490 or $51.20 per hour which is 4% more than the Louisiana average salary of $101,420.

AverageBaton RougeLouisiana% Difference
Hourly Wage$51.20$48.765.00%
Annual Salary$106,490$101,4205.00%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Baton Rouge Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $106,490 or $51.20 per hour which is 6% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageBaton RougeU.S.%
Hourly Wage$51.20$47.906.89%
Annual Salary$106,490$99,6406.87%
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 Baton Rouge earns an average annual salary of $112,485 which compares to the Louisiana average annual salary of $101,420. per year.

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

  • Louisiana average salary is $101,420.
  • Louisiana cost-of-living adjusted salary is $109,383.
  • Baton Rouge average salary is $106,490.
  • Baton Rouge cost-of-living adjusted salary is $112,485.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Baton Rouge$106,49094.67%$112,485
Louisiana$101,42092.72%$109,383
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 Baton Rouge, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $64,770 and $128,390 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 $133,850, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $49,520, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year4Under $49,520
15%2 – 4 years6$49,520 – $64,770
25%5 – 9 years10$64,770 – $104,580
25%10 – 14 years10$104,580 – $128,390
15%15 – 20 years6$104,580 – $133,850
10%20+ years4Above $133,850
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 ($42,260), Social Workers ($48,550), and Health Care Social Workers ($57,780).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$106,490
Health Care Social Workers$57,780
Social Workers$48,550
Substance Abuse Counselors$42,260
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Baton Rouge Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Baton Rouge is 40.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $106,490 per year or $51.20 per hour in Baton Rouge.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Baton Rouge Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $112,485 per year or $54 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Baton Rouge are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($106,490), Health Care Social Workers($57,780), Social Workers($48,550).


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