Clinical and counseling psychologists

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Total Workforce

20.6k

Average Age

46.8

Average Salary

$73,243

Average Male Salary

$81,911

Average Female Salary

$68,883

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Clinical and counseling psychologists are most often employed by the Outpatient care centers industry. The average yearly wage for Clinical and counseling psychologists was $73,243 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Clinical and counseling psychologists by wage are Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Environmental scientists and specialists, including health, and Railroad conductors & yardmasters.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Clinical and counseling psychologists are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Clinical and counseling psychologists are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Clinical and counseling psychologists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Outpatient care centers is the industry that employs the most Clinical and counseling psychologists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Clinical and counseling psychologists, by average wage, is Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals. Clinical and counseling psychologists are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$73,243

AVERAGE SALARY

± $8,261

In 2018, Clinical and counseling psychologists earned an average of $73,243, $19,355 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Miscellaneous plant & system operators make somewhat more than Clinical and counseling psychologists while Environmental scientists and specialists, including health make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Clinical and counseling psychologists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.328

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Clinical and counseling psychologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.328, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Clinical and counseling psychologists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Clinical and counseling psychologists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Clinical and counseling psychologists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Clinical and counseling psychologists, by number of employees, are Outpatient care centers, Offices of other health practitioners, and Individual & family services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Clinical and counseling psychologists, by average wage, are Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Offices of physicians.

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Industries by Share

20.6k

2018 Workforce

± 3,524

This graphic shows the share of Clinical and counseling psychologists employed by various industries. Outpatient care centers employs the largest share of Clinical and counseling psychologists at  23.2%, followed by Offices of other health practitioners with 18.3% and Individual & family services with 15%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Clinical and counseling psychologists in the US. The average age of male Clinical and counseling psychologists in the workforce is 49.6 and of female Clinical and counseling psychologists is 45.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Clinical and counseling psychologists is White.

Gender Composition

6.89k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,038

13.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,874

66.5% of Clinical and counseling psychologists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Clinical and counseling psychologists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Clinical and counseling psychologists

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

81.2% of Clinical and counseling psychologists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.1% of Clinical and counseling psychologists, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Clinical and counseling psychologists.

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Age by Gender

49.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.81

45.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.59

The median age of Clinical and counseling psychologists is 46.8, and Male employees are generally 4.32 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Clinical and counseling psychologists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Clinical and counseling psychologists is Psychology but a relatively high number of Clinical and counseling psychologists hold a major in Psychology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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