Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Pittsburgh is 380.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Pittsburgh earn an average of $80,730 per year or $38.81 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Pittsburgh is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Pittsburgh is 1%.

Rankings for Pittsburgh

  • Ranks #3 in Pennsylvania for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #178 in the nation for salary and #159 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #32 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $80,730 or $38.81 per hour which is 4% more than the Pennsylvania average salary of $77,140.

AveragePittsburghPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$38.81$37.094.64%
Annual Salary$80,730$77,1404.65%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Pittsburgh Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $80,730 or $38.81 per hour which is 18% less than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AveragePittsburghU.S.%
Hourly Wage$38.81$47.90-18.98%
Annual Salary$80,730$99,640-18.98%
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 Pittsburgh earns an average annual salary of $84,375 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $77,140. per year.

Cost-of-living in Pittsburgh is 4% less than the Pennsylvania average, which means Pittsburgh residents have an overall less 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.
  • Pittsburgh average salary is $80,730.
  • Pittsburgh cost-of-living adjusted salary is $84,375.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Pittsburgh$80,73095.68%$84,375
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 Pittsburgh, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $60,820 and $83,120 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 $129,810, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $47,930, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year38Under $47,930
15%2 – 4 years57$47,930 – $60,820
25%5 – 9 years95$60,820 – $69,930
25%10 – 14 years95$69,930 – $83,120
15%15 – 20 years57$69,930 – $129,810
10%20+ years38Above $129,810
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 $80,730, Pittsburgh Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($91,610), Psychology Teachers ($84,800), and School Psychologists ($82,420).

However, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($48,560), Marriage and Family Therapists ($49,420), Social Workers ($50,010), and Health Care Social Workers ($61,280).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$91,610
Psychology Teachers$84,800
School Psychologists$82,420
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$80,730
Health Care Social Workers$61,280
Social Workers$50,010
Marriage and Family Therapists$49,420
Substance Abuse Counselors$48,560
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Pittsburgh Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Pittsburgh is 380.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $80,730 per year or $38.81 per hour in Pittsburgh.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Pittsburgh Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $84,375 per year or $41 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Pittsburgh are Forensic Psychologists($91,610), Psychology Teachers($84,800), School Psychologists($82,420).


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