Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson is 490.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson earn an average of $90,860 per year or $43.68 per hour.
  • The percentage of Maryland Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson is 1%.

Rankings for Baltimore-Columbia-Towson

  • Ranks #1 in Maryland for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Maryland for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #126 in the nation for salary and #33 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #23 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Maryland

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $90,860 or $43.68 per hour which is 2% less than the Maryland average salary of $93,330.

AverageBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMaryland% Difference
Hourly Wage$43.68$44.87-2.65%
Annual Salary$90,860$93,330-2.65%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $90,860 or $43.68 per hour which is 8% less than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$43.68$47.90-8.81%
Annual Salary$90,860$99,640-8.81%
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 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson earns an average annual salary of $86,197 which compares to the Maryland average annual salary of $93,330. per year.

Cost-of-living in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson is 5% higher than the Maryland average, which means Baltimore-Columbia-Towson residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Maryland average.

  • Maryland average salary is $93,330.
  • Maryland cost-of-living adjusted salary is $87,658.
  • Baltimore-Columbia-Towson average salary is $90,860.
  • Baltimore-Columbia-Towson cost-of-living adjusted salary is $86,197.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson$90,860105.41%$86,197
Maryland$93,330106.47%$87,658
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 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $60,820 and $118,900 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 $147,110, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $47,270, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year49Under $47,270
15%2 – 4 years74$47,270 – $60,820
25%5 – 9 years122$60,820 – $79,760
25%10 – 14 years122$79,760 – $118,900
15%15 – 20 years74$79,760 – $147,110
10%20+ years49Above $147,110
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 $90,860, Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($112,960).

However, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,670), Marriage and Family Therapists ($57,180), Social Workers ($63,150), Health Care Social Workers ($64,060), Psychology Teachers ($80,940), and School Psychologists ($86,030).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$112,960
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$90,860
School Psychologists$86,030
Psychology Teachers$80,940
Health Care Social Workers$64,060
Social Workers$63,150
Marriage and Family Therapists$57,180
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,670
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson is 490.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $90,860 per year or $43.68 per hour in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $86,197 per year or $41 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Baltimore-Columbia-Towson are Forensic Psychologists($112,960), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($90,860), School Psychologists($86,030).


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