Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is 1,060.
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychologists in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington earn an average of $86,300 per year or $41.49 per hour.
  • The percentage of Texas Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Clinical and Counseling Psychologists who work in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is 2%.

Rankings for Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

  • Ranks #3 in Texas for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Texas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #150 in the nation for salary and #34 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Texas

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $86,300 or $41.49 per hour which is 4% more than the Texas average salary of $82,510.

AverageDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTexas% Difference
Hourly Wage$41.49$39.674.59%
Annual Salary$86,300$82,5104.59%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $86,300 or $41.49 per hour which is 13% less than the U.S. average salary of $99,640.

AverageDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$41.49$47.90-13.38%
Annual Salary$86,300$99,640-13.39%
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 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington earns an average annual salary of $82,144 which compares to the Texas average annual salary of $82,510. per year.

Cost-of-living in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is 5% higher than the Texas average, which means Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Texas average.

  • Texas average salary is $82,510.
  • Texas cost-of-living adjusted salary is $82,891.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington average salary is $86,300.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington cost-of-living adjusted salary is $82,144.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington$86,300105.06%$82,144
Texas$82,51099.54%$82,891
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 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, 50% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn between $77,980 and $98,680 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 $101,600, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn under $60,020, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Clinical and Counseling Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year106Under $60,020
15%2 – 4 years159$60,020 – $77,980
25%5 – 9 years265$77,980 – $78,040
25%10 – 14 years265$78,040 – $98,680
15%15 – 20 years159$78,040 – $101,600
10%20+ years106Above $101,600
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 $86,300, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($103,760).

However, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($51,540), Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,660), Marriage and Family Therapists ($59,690), Health Care Social Workers ($67,020), School Psychologists ($73,600), and Psychology Teachers ($80,480).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$103,760
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$86,300
Psychology Teachers$80,480
School Psychologists$73,600
Health Care Social Workers$67,020
Marriage and Family Therapists$59,690
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,660
Social Workers$51,540
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

The number of Clinical and Counseling Psychologists currently employed in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is 1,060.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $86,300 per year or $41.49 per hour in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Clinical and Counseling Psychologists earn an average of $82,144 per year or $39 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington are Forensic Psychologists($103,760), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($86,300), Psychology Teachers($80,480).


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