Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Boston-Cambridge-Nashua is 2,070.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Boston-Cambridge-Nashua earn an average of $95,390 per year or $45.86 per hour.
  • The percentage of Massachusetts Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Boston-Cambridge-Nashua is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Boston-Cambridge-Nashua is 4%.

Rankings for Boston-Cambridge-Nashua

  • Ranks #3 in Massachusetts for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Massachusetts for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #104 in the nation for salary and #21 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Massachusetts

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $95,390 or $45.86 per hour which is 3% more than the Massachusetts average salary of $92,110.

AverageBoston-Cambridge-NashuaMassachusetts% Difference
Hourly Wage$45.86$44.293.54%
Annual Salary$95,390$92,1103.56%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $95,390 or $45.86 per hour which is 4% less than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageBoston-Cambridge-NashuaU.S.%
Hourly Wage$45.86$47.90-4.26%
Annual Salary$95,390$99,640-4.27%
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 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua earns an average annual salary of $87,747 which compares to the Massachusetts average annual salary of $92,110. per year.

Cost-of-living in Boston-Cambridge-Nashua is 9% higher than the Massachusetts average, which means Boston-Cambridge-Nashua residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Massachusetts average.

  • Massachusetts average salary is $92,110.
  • Massachusetts cost-of-living adjusted salary is $85,732.
  • Boston-Cambridge-Nashua average salary is $95,390.
  • Boston-Cambridge-Nashua cost-of-living adjusted salary is $87,747.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua$95,390108.71%$87,747
Massachusetts$92,110107.44%$85,732
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 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $64,500 and $120,260 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 $143,900, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $54,110, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year207Under $54,110
15%2 – 4 years310$54,110 – $64,500
25%5 – 9 years518$64,500 – $82,630
25%10 – 14 years518$82,630 – $120,260
15%15 – 20 years310$82,630 – $143,900
10%20+ years207Above $143,900
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 $95,390, Boston-Cambridge-Nashua Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($101,560), and Forensic Psychologists ($98,590).

However, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($53,360), Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,570), Social Workers ($60,520), Health Care Social Workers ($66,440), and School Psychologists ($94,800).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$101,560
Forensic Psychologists$98,590
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$95,390
School Psychologists$94,800
Health Care Social Workers$66,440
Social Workers$60,520
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,570
Marriage and Family Therapists$53,360
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Boston-Cambridge-Nashua Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Boston-Cambridge-Nashua is 2,070.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $95,390 per year or $45.86 per hour in Boston-Cambridge-Nashua.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Boston-Cambridge-Nashua Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $87,747 per year or $42 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Boston-Cambridge-Nashua are Psychology Teachers($101,560), Forensic Psychologists($98,590), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($95,390).


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