Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Worcester is 260.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Worcester earn an average of $96,090 per year or $46.20 per hour.
  • The percentage of Massachusetts Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Worcester is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Worcester is less than 1%.

Rankings for Worcester

  • Ranks #2 in Massachusetts for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Massachusetts for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #101 in the nation for salary and #22 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #41 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Massachusetts

Worcester Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $96,090 or $46.20 per hour which is 4% more than the Massachusetts average salary of $92,110.

AverageWorcesterMassachusetts% Difference
Hourly Wage$46.20$44.294.31%
Annual Salary$96,090$92,1104.32%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Worcester Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $96,090 or $46.20 per hour which is 3% less than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageWorcesterU.S.%
Hourly Wage$46.20$47.90-3.55%
Annual Salary$96,090$99,640-3.56%
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 Worcester earns an average annual salary of $88,391 which compares to the Massachusetts average annual salary of $92,110. per year.

Cost-of-living in Worcester is 9% higher than the Massachusetts average, which means Worcester 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.
  • Worcester average salary is $96,090.
  • Worcester cost-of-living adjusted salary is $88,391.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Worcester$96,090108.71%$88,391
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 Worcester, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $63,380 and $126,470 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 $159,530, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $49,280, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year26Under $49,280
15%2 – 4 years39$49,280 – $63,380
25%5 – 9 years65$63,380 – $79,110
25%10 – 14 years65$79,110 – $126,470
15%15 – 20 years39$79,110 – $159,530
10%20+ years26Above $159,530
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 ($50,160), Substance Abuse Counselors ($54,500), Marriage and Family Therapists ($60,880), Health Care Social Workers ($65,950), Psychology Teachers ($91,780), and School Psychologists ($93,130).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$96,090
School Psychologists$93,130
Psychology Teachers$91,780
Health Care Social Workers$65,950
Marriage and Family Therapists$60,880
Substance Abuse Counselors$54,500
Social Workers$50,160
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Worcester Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Worcester is 260.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $96,090 per year or $46.20 per hour in Worcester.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Worcester Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $88,391 per year or $42 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Worcester are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($96,090), School Psychologists($93,130), Psychology Teachers($91,780).


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