Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Knoxville is 90.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Knoxville earn an average of $93,440 per year or $44.92 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Knoxville is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Knoxville is less than 1%.

Rankings for Knoxville

  • Ranks #4 in Tennessee for salary and #4 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #111 in the nation for salary and #291 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #119 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

Knoxville Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $93,440 or $44.92 per hour which is 13% less than the Tennessee average salary of $108,560.

AverageKnoxvilleTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$44.92$52.19-13.93%
Annual Salary$93,440$108,560-13.93%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Knoxville Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $93,440 or $44.92 per hour which is 6% less than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageKnoxvilleU.S.%
Hourly Wage$44.92$47.90-6.22%
Annual Salary$93,440$99,640-6.22%
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 Knoxville earns an average annual salary of $101,942 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $108,560. per year.

Cost-of-living in Knoxville is 8% less than the Tennessee average, which means Knoxville residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Tennessee average.

  • Tennessee average salary is $108,560.
  • Tennessee cost-of-living adjusted salary is $117,808.
  • Knoxville average salary is $93,440.
  • Knoxville cost-of-living adjusted salary is $101,942.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Knoxville$93,44091.66%$101,942
Tennessee$108,56092.15%$117,808
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 Knoxville, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $38,100 and $133,560 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 $166,550, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $38,100, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $38,100
15%2 – 4 years14$38,100 – $38,100
25%5 – 9 years22$38,100 – $65,380
25%10 – 14 years22$65,380 – $133,560
15%15 – 20 years14$65,380 – $166,550
10%20+ years9Above $166,550
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 Substance Abuse Counselors ($39,120), Marriage and Family Therapists ($41,460), Social Workers ($45,160), Health Care Social Workers ($47,410), School Psychologists ($68,950), and Psychology Teachers ($81,690).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$93,440
Psychology Teachers$81,690
School Psychologists$68,950
Health Care Social Workers$47,410
Social Workers$45,160
Marriage and Family Therapists$41,460
Substance Abuse Counselors$39,120
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Knoxville Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Knoxville is 90.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $93,440 per year or $44.92 per hour in Knoxville.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Knoxville Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $101,942 per year or $49 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Knoxville are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($93,440), Psychology Teachers($81,690), School Psychologists($68,950).


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