Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin is 200.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin earn an average of $109,700 per year or $52.74 per hour.
  • The percentage of Tennessee Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin is less than 1%.

Rankings for Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin

  • Ranks #2 in Tennessee for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Tennessee for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #48 in the nation for salary and #126 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #50 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $109,700 or $52.74 per hour which is 1% more than the Tennessee average salary of $108,560.

AverageNashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–FranklinTennessee% Difference
Hourly Wage$52.74$52.191.05%
Annual Salary$109,700$108,5601.05%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $109,700 or $52.74 per hour which is 10% more than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageNashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–FranklinU.S.%
Hourly Wage$52.74$47.9010.10%
Annual Salary$109,700$99,64010.10%
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 Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin earns an average annual salary of $113,116 which compares to the Tennessee average annual salary of $108,560. per year.

Cost-of-living in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin is 3% less than the Tennessee average, which means Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin 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.
  • Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin average salary is $109,700.
  • Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin cost-of-living adjusted salary is $113,116.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin$109,70096.98%$113,116
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 Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $62,260 and $139,660 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 $139,770, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $50,520, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year20Under $50,520
15%2 – 4 years30$50,520 – $62,260
25%5 – 9 years50$62,260 – $98,030
25%10 – 14 years50$98,030 – $139,660
15%15 – 20 years30$98,030 – $139,770
10%20+ years20Above $139,770
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 ($46,070), Marriage and Family Therapists ($46,470), Social Workers ($46,960), Health Care Social Workers ($55,910), School Psychologists ($62,660), and Psychology Teachers ($87,630).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$109,700
Psychology Teachers$87,630
School Psychologists$62,660
Health Care Social Workers$55,910
Social Workers$46,960
Marriage and Family Therapists$46,470
Substance Abuse Counselors$46,070
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin is 200.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $109,700 per year or $52.74 per hour in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $113,116 per year or $54 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($109,700), Psychology Teachers($87,630), School Psychologists($62,660).


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