Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is 1,010.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington earn an average of $87,880 per year or $42.25 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is 2%.

Rankings for Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

  • Ranks #1 in Pennsylvania for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #140 in the nation for salary and #56 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #9 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $87,880 or $42.25 per hour which is 13% more than the Pennsylvania average salary of $77,140.

AveragePhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$42.25$37.0913.91%
Annual Salary$87,880$77,14013.92%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $87,880 or $42.25 per hour which is 11% less than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AveragePhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$42.25$47.90-11.80%
Annual Salary$87,880$99,640-11.80%
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 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington earns an average annual salary of $85,946 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $77,140. per year.

Cost-of-living in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is 2% higher than the Pennsylvania average, which means Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Pennsylvania average.

  • Pennsylvania average salary is $77,140.
  • Pennsylvania cost-of-living adjusted salary is $79,069.
  • Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington average salary is $87,880.
  • Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington cost-of-living adjusted salary is $85,946.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington$87,880102.25%$85,946
Pennsylvania$77,14097.56%$79,069
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 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $61,010 and $101,290 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 $133,850, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $38,150, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year101Under $38,150
15%2 – 4 years152$38,150 – $61,010
25%5 – 9 years252$61,010 – $79,430
25%10 – 14 years252$79,430 – $101,290
15%15 – 20 years152$79,430 – $133,850
10%20+ years101Above $133,850
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 $87,880, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($102,980), and Psychology Teachers ($90,210).

However, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($52,750), Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,770), Health Care Social Workers ($64,820), Marriage and Family Therapists ($72,060), and School Psychologists ($85,340).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$102,980
Psychology Teachers$90,210
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$87,880
School Psychologists$85,340
Marriage and Family Therapists$72,060
Health Care Social Workers$64,820
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,770
Social Workers$52,750
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is 1,010.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $87,880 per year or $42.25 per hour in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $85,946 per year or $41 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington are Forensic Psychologists($102,980), Psychology Teachers($90,210), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($87,880).


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