Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Memphis is 100.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Memphis earn an average of $118,390 per year or $56.92 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Memphis is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Memphis is less than 1%.

Rankings for Memphis

  • Ranks #1 in Tennessee for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #20 in the nation for salary and #242 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #102 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

Memphis Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $118,390 or $56.92 per hour which is 9% more than the Tennessee average salary of $108,560.

AverageMemphisTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$56.92$52.199.06%
Annual Salary$118,390$108,5609.05%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Memphis Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $118,390 or $56.92 per hour which is 18% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageMemphisU.S.%
Hourly Wage$56.92$47.9018.83%
Annual Salary$118,390$99,64018.82%
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 Memphis earns an average annual salary of $127,686 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $108,560. per year.

Cost-of-living in Memphis is 7% less than the Tennessee average, which means Memphis 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.
  • Memphis average salary is $118,390.
  • Memphis cost-of-living adjusted salary is $127,686.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Memphis$118,39092.72%$127,686
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 Memphis, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $64,460 and $135,720 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 $0, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $49,230, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year10Under $49,230
15%2 – 4 years15$49,230 – $64,460
25%5 – 9 years25$64,460 – $99,980
25%10 – 14 years25$99,980 – $135,720
15%15 – 20 years15$99,980 – $0
10%20+ years10Above $0
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 ($42,390), Marriage and Family Therapists ($44,100), Social Workers ($45,750), Health Care Social Workers ($55,480), School Psychologists ($76,740), Psychology Teachers ($77,540), and Forensic Psychologists ($83,140).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$118,390
Forensic Psychologists$83,140
Psychology Teachers$77,540
School Psychologists$76,740
Health Care Social Workers$55,480
Social Workers$45,750
Marriage and Family Therapists$44,100
Substance Abuse Counselors$42,390
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Memphis Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Memphis is 100.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $118,390 per year or $56.92 per hour in Memphis.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Memphis Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $127,686 per year or $61 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Memphis are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($118,390), Forensic Psychologists($83,140), Psychology Teachers($77,540).


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