Salary Report for Mississippi Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Mississippi is 330.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Mississippi earn an average of $76,800 per year or $36.92 per hour.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Mississippi is 1%.

Mississippi Rankings

  • Mississippi ranks #44 in the U.S. for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists salary and #51 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Mississippi ranks #36 in the U.S. for the total number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists employed.

Compare Mississippi to U.S.

Mississippi Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $76,800 which is 22% less than the national average salary of $99,640.

TypeMississippiU.S.% Difference
Average Hourly Wage$36.92$47.90-22.92%
Average Annual Salary$76,800$99,640-22.92%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Range by Education and Experience

In Mississippi, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $31,160 and $81,940 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 $158,720, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $31,140, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year33Under $31,140
15%2 – 4 years50$31,140 – $31,160
25%5 – 9 years82$31,160 – $64,430
25%10 – 14 years82$64,430 – $81,940
15%15 – 20 years50$64,430 – $158,720
10%20+ years33Above $158,720
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Mississippi psychologists earn about $87,491 per year which is less than the average U.S. psychologist of $99,640.

Cost-of-living in Mississippi is 12% less than the national average, which means Mississippi residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to other states.

  • National average salary for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists is $99,640.
  • Average Mississippi Clinical and Counseling Psychologists salary is $76,800.
  • Adjusted for cost-of-living, Mississippi Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average salary of $87,491.

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Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $76,800, Mississippi Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($80,890).

However, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($36,900), Substance Abuse Counselors ($42,830), Marriage and Family Therapists ($45,880), Health Care Social Workers ($54,810), School Psychologists ($59,280), and Psychology Teachers ($67,690).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$80,890
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$76,800
Psychology Teachers$67,690
School Psychologists$59,280
Health Care Social Workers$54,810
Marriage and Family Therapists$45,880
Substance Abuse Counselors$42,830
Social Workers$36,900
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salaries Ranked by Mississippi Cities

The average salary for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Mississippi is $76,800. The top cities that pay Clinical and Counseling Psychologists the most are Jackson ($79,660), Northeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area ($70,900) and Hattiesburg ($0).

When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay Clinical and Counseling Psychologists the highest average annual salary are Jackson ($88,383), Northeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area ($83,697) and Hattiesburg ($0).

The following table shows the average yearly salary range for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in each city, and the average yearly salary after being adjusted for cost-of-living in that state.

The difference column shows how much more or less purchasing power a Clinical and Counseling Psychologists salary will have in that area.

AreaAverage SalaryCOL AdjustedDifference
Jackson$79,660$88,383$8,723
Northeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area$70,900$83,697$12,797
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary FAQ for Mississippi Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

Mississippi Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $31,140 and $158,720 a year depending on their level of education, experience and skill.

There are currently 330 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists employed in Mississippi which is about 1% of the U.S. total.

Forensic Psychologists are the highest paid psychologists in Mississippi with an average annual wage of $80,890.

An entry level psychologist makes as much as $31,140 a year in Mississippi

The most Clinical and Counseling Psychologists work in the Jackson area where 100 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists are employed.

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Mississippi earn 87,491 per year, while the average across the United States earns $99,640.

By 0, Mississippi will need 0 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists. A less than 5 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists will need to enter into the Mississippi work forces each year.

City and Rural Summaries

Jackson

Average Clinical and Counseling Psychologists Salary: $79,660
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $88,383
Hourly Wage: $38.30
Currently Employed: 100
Cost-of-Living Index: 90.13
Jackson Salary Report

Northeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area

Average Clinical and Counseling Psychologists Salary: $70,900
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $83,697
Hourly Wage: $34
Currently Employed: 40
Cost-of-Living Index: 84.71
Northeast Mississippi Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

Official Data Sources for Clinical and Counseling Psychologists: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data