Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Salem is 110.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Salem earn an average of $114,100 per year or $54.86 per hour.
  • The percentage of Oregon Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Salem is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Salem is less than 1%.

Rankings for Salem

  • Ranks #2 in Oregon for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Oregon for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #32 in the nation for salary and #66 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #96 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Oregon

Salem Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $114,100 or $54.86 per hour which is 9% less than the Oregon average salary of $126,230.

AverageSalemOregon% Difference
Hourly Wage$54.86$60.69-9.61%
Annual Salary$114,100$126,230-9.61%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Salem Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $114,100 or $54.86 per hour which is 14% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageSalemU.S.%
Hourly Wage$54.86$47.9014.53%
Annual Salary$114,100$99,64014.51%
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 Salem earns an average annual salary of $113,082 which compares to the Oregon average annual salary of $126,230. per year.

Cost-of-living in Salem is 1% higher than the Oregon average, which means Salem residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Oregon average.

  • Oregon average salary is $126,230.
  • Oregon cost-of-living adjusted salary is $123,007.
  • Salem average salary is $114,100.
  • Salem cost-of-living adjusted salary is $113,082.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Salem$114,100100.90%$113,082
Oregon$126,230102.62%$123,007
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 Salem, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $104,580 and $133,240 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 $133,240, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $82,220, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year11Under $82,220
15%2 – 4 years16$82,220 – $104,580
25%5 – 9 years28$104,580 – $129,500
25%10 – 14 years28$129,500 – $133,240
15%15 – 20 years16$129,500 – $133,240
10%20+ years11Above $133,240
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 ($55,980), Substance Abuse Counselors ($59,250), Health Care Social Workers ($79,190), and School Psychologists ($82,370).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$114,100
School Psychologists$82,370
Health Care Social Workers$79,190
Substance Abuse Counselors$59,250
Social Workers$55,980
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Salem Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Salem is 110.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $114,100 per year or $54.86 per hour in Salem.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Salem Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $113,082 per year or $54 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Salem are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($114,100), School Psychologists($82,370), Health Care Social Workers($79,190).


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