Michigan Psychology, Social Work & Counseling Licensure Requirements

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From the Great Lakes to Motor City, Michigan has a lot to offer to those who call it home. Whether you’re a long time resident or new to the area, this Midwest state could be the perfect place to start a career in the field of human services.

Looking for a role in psychology, counseling, or social work? Read on to find all the information you need about earning your professional license.


Psychology Licensure in Michigan

The Michigan Board of Psychology is the state source for everything related to the practice and licensing of psychologists.

Education requirements

To be eligible to practice without limitations, you’ll need to earn a doctoral degree to become a licensed psychologist. Your degree must be from a program that’s accredited by either the American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). Also acceptable is a program that’s received a National Register designation from the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB).

Properly accredited programs will include a 2,000-hour internship that’s required for licensing. While the internship is typically completed during your schooling, the board does make exceptions by allowing some candidates to complete their internship after graduation. That said, it’s best to avoid delaying this experience as you’ll also be required to complete additional postdoc supervised hours.

Psychology licensing requirements

Following your internship and graduation, you’ll need to complete another 2,000 hours of supervised experience. These hours should be completed in a healthcare setting within 2 consecutive years. If you plan on earning these hours in Michigan, you’ll first need to earn a Doctoral Limited License, which requires that you hold a doctoral degree and complete a background check.

Once all of these requirements are met, you’ll need to take the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) administered by the ASPPB. This exam is required of all aspiring psychologists across the country. It consists of 225 multiple-choice questions and you’ll need to earn a score of at least 500 out of 800 in order to pass.

To then complete your application, you’ll need to submit your official transcripts, proof of your test scores, and a processing fee, as well as complete a background check and a fingerprint report.

Renewal and continuing education credits

As a practicing psychologist in Michigan, you’ll need to renew your license every 2 years by earning 30 continuing education credits. At least 2 of these hours must be completed in pain management and symptoms, while 3 hours must be in ethics.

Master’s Limited License

If you’re not interested in earning a doctoral degree but still interested in practicing psychology, then the Master’s Limited License might be for you. Although it doesn’t allow you to practice independently, it does give you the opportunity to work in the field under the supervision of a fully licensed psychologist.

To earn this licensure level, you need to hold a master’s degree in psychology from a regionally accredited program. The program must include at least 1 course in assessment, 1 in treatment, 1 in scientific and professional ethics, and a supervised practicum of at least 500 hours.

As with the full psychology license, you’ll need to complete 2,000 hours of postgraduate supervised experience and pass the EPPP, however, a passing score is considered 450 rather than 500.

You’ll also need to submit your transcripts, a processing fee, and a background check to be reviewed for approval.

License reciprocity

Michigan’s psychology board offers out-of-state candidates the chance to earn a psychologist license through endorsement. To be eligible, you’ll need to complete the fingerprint report and background check and verify that you have at least 1 of the following:

  • A psychology license in another state for at least 10 years;
  • A current Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ) issued by the ASPPB; or
  • A current health service provider credential issued by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists

Psychologist salary and career advancement

While psychologists often work in private practice, many find employment in hospitals, outpatient care centers, research and development facilities, and even within higher education. There are also various areas of psychology that you can choose to specialize in to advance your career.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists

National data

Median Salary: $82,510

Projected job growth: N/A

10th Percentile: $47,010

25th Percentile: $62,040

75th Percentile: $126,590

90th Percentile: $167,460

Projected job growth: N/A

State data

State Median Salary Bottom 10% Top 10%
Alaska $81,600 $59,480 $133,860
Alabama $62,520 $34,060 $167,250
Arkansas $62,540 $46,910 $128,070
Arizona $77,450 $30,000 $126,110
California $126,470 $61,770 $205,460
Colorado $81,940 $39,760 $133,850
Connecticut $104,940 $60,820 N/A
District of Columbia $79,430 $38,290 $205,920
Delaware $94,570 $74,870 N/A
Florida $70,320 $38,790 $166,460
Georgia $62,460 $29,600 $149,070
Hawaii $101,310 $62,310 N/A
Iowa $88,340 $32,320 $166,980
Idaho $62,410 $39,630 $130,030
Illinois $81,500 $39,760 N/A
Indiana $65,250 $39,470 $128,570
Kansas $75,410 $29,350 N/A
Kentucky $77,190 $35,820 $161,610
Louisiana $93,750 $49,520 $203,650
Massachusetts $80,840 $50,730 $135,650
Maryland $82,710 $47,850 $147,340
Maine $75,670 $57,010 $159,120
Michigan $66,180 $47,280 $128,390
Minnesota $98,050 $47,630 $127,160
Missouri $63,580 $39,280 $100,620
Mississippi $64,430 $31,140 $158,720
Montana $81,590 $50,510 $126,040
North Carolina $81,700 $39,640 $163,980
North Dakota $101,910 $47,350 $204,240
Nebraska $81,570 $47,270 $113,790
New Hampshire $94,570 $49,440 $130,720
New Jersey $119,670 $79,430 N/A
New Mexico $98,030 $52,400 N/A
Nevada $94,480 $19,440 $164,110
New York $104,070 $48,800 N/A
Ohio $98,030 $39,620 N/A
Oklahoma $59,710 $31,240 $98,030
Oregon $119,180 $60,820 $205,440
Pennsylvania $69,930 $38,150 $111,110
Rhode Island $98,680 $74,870 $170,890
South Carolina $78,930 $34,860 $129,780
South Dakota $94,050 $52,840 $126,750
Tennessee $98,030 $47,150 N/A
Texas $78,000 $39,510 $126,870
Utah $79,510 $48,390 $133,850
Virginia $83,080 $50,810 $205,920
Vermont $62,260 $30,450 $104,580
Washington $97,140 $59,490 $131,640
Wisconsin $78,810 $48,640 $129,380
West Virginia $50,350 $35,250 $101,780
Wyoming $62,070 $23,680 $129,710

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2021 median salary; projected job growth through 2030. Actual salaries vary depending on location, level of education, years of experience, work environment, and other factors. Salaries may differ even more for those who are self-employed or work part time.


Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) Licensure in Michigan

MFTs are overseen by the Michigan Board of Family and Marriage Therapy.

Education requirements

The board provides 2 different options for the education requirements of MFTs:

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  • Graduate with a master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution that includes courses in family studies, family therapy methodology, human development, personality theory, psychopathology, research, and ethics and law of professional practice

Additionally, if you’re earning anything other than a doctoral degree from a COAMFTE-accredited program, you must complete a supervised practicum made up of 300 direct client hours over the course of 8 months.

MFT licensing requirements

After earning their degreecandidates must complete 1,000 hours of direct client contact under the supervision of a licensed MFT. You’re exempt from this requirement if you earn a doctoral degree through a COAMFTE accredited program.

While not currently in effect, those applying for a license after April 22, 2021 must complete training specific to identifying the victims of human trafficking.

With all of these requirements met, you can sit for the national exam administered by the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB). You’ll receive your scores roughly 3 weeks after taking the exam and, if you’ve passed, you can submit your licensing application for review. You’ll need to include your transcripts and a processing fee, along with completing a background check.

Renewal and continuing education credits

The standard protocol for MFT license renewal in Michigan varies. If it’s your first time holding a license, you’ll need to renew it within a year. From that point on, however, you’re only required to renew every 2 years. You not required to earn any continuing education, though they’re highly recommended for staying relevant in the field.

License reciprocity

Out-of-state candidates who have held a license for 5 or more years may be eligible for a Michigan license by endorsement. For this route, the board will need to verify your out-of-state license, and you’ll need to submit the appropriate application, pay the processing fee, and complete a background check.

If you’ve held your license for fewer than 5 years, you’ll need to complete the same requirements as for initial licensing.

MFT salary and career advancement

With the job growth of the field expected to reach 16% by 2030—twice that of the national average for all occupations—those who hold their MTF license could find many career opportunities.

Marriage and Family Therapists

National data

Median Salary: $49,880

Projected job growth: 16.4%

10th Percentile: $37,050

25th Percentile: $42,910

75th Percentile: $75,410

90th Percentile: $96,520

Projected job growth: 16.4%

State data

State Median Salary Bottom 10% Top 10%
Alabama $44,820 $34,060 $62,170
Arizona $49,360 $37,270 $62,950
California $49,650 $37,220 $96,520
Colorado $62,280 $43,580 $130,760
Connecticut $59,330 $37,220 $96,520
Delaware $52,310 $48,760 $61,420
Florida $46,900 $34,530 $59,380
Georgia $46,910 $34,760 $61,710
Hawaii $49,650 $48,090 $102,540
Iowa $46,910 $36,910 $76,950
Idaho $49,440 $38,480 $63,040
Illinois $47,320 $33,140 $97,400
Indiana $48,690 $35,270 $62,870
Kansas $46,740 $30,640 $62,940
Kentucky $49,720 $34,260 $81,350
Louisiana $24,800 $22,980 $65,450
Massachusetts $49,630 $38,630 $80,460
Maryland $49,630 $38,580 $80,560
Michigan $59,910 $38,520 $76,090
Minnesota $65,150 $39,000 $96,710
Missouri $47,050 $37,060 $60,190
Mississippi $46,860 $36,890 $51,520
North Carolina $43,670 $36,560 $63,350
North Dakota $48,540 $38,430 $60,990
Nebraska $47,040 $20,650 $63,240
New Hampshire $46,490 $36,750 $76,630
New Jersey $77,960 $61,320 $99,160
New Mexico $49,410 $37,000 $79,890
Nevada $61,330 $46,650 $96,250
New York $59,760 $29,060 $96,520
Ohio $50,530 $37,220 $76,800
Oklahoma $55,660 $37,060 $101,430
Oregon $49,650 $44,280 $95,790
Pennsylvania $47,380 $36,210 $77,170
South Carolina $46,030 $35,500 $96,700
South Dakota $46,640 $37,060 $59,910
Tennessee $38,520 $30,640 $50,910
Texas $54,920 $38,850 $80,840
Utah $75,940 $49,250 $129,400
Virginia $49,130 $37,210 $76,950
Washington $47,130 $37,070 $60,020
Wisconsin $62,430 $44,090 $76,090
West Virginia $38,830 $36,040 $61,140
Wyoming $47,600 $36,660 $60,410

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2021 median salary; projected job growth through 2030. Actual salaries vary depending on location, level of education, years of experience, work environment, and other factors. Salaries may differ even more for those who are self-employed or work part time.


Counseling Licensure in Michigan

From initial application to renewal, counseling licenses in Michigan are overseen by the Board of Counseling.

Education requirements

The minimum degree required is a master’s from a regionally accredited institute. It’s highly encouraged by the board that your program be accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) or the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE).

Along with at least 48 semester hours of coursework specific to counseling, you’ll also be expected to complete a 600-hour supervised clinical internship. If your program isn’t accredited by the CACREP or the NCRE, then your coursework must include all of the following:

  • Career development
  • Consulting
  • Counseling techniques
  • Counseling theories
  • Counseling philosophy
  • Group techniques
  • Multicultural counseling
  • Professional ethics
  • Research methodology
  • Testing procedures

Counseling licensing requirements

In addition to the education requirements, the board requires all candidates to take and pass either the National Counselor Examination from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) or the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification Exam.

Supervised practice hours are also required to earn a counseling license in Michigan. These hours must be gained after you’ve completed your degree and, if you’re earning these hours in Michigan, you must hold the Limited Professional Counselor License. You can apply for this license once you complete your degree and then begin accruing your required hours.

If you hold a master’s degree, you’ll need to earn 3,000 hours in a 2-year period, with 100 of these hours completed under immediate supervision. Those who have earned 30 semester hours beyond a master’s degree only need to complete 1,500 hours in a 1-year period, with 50 hours completed under direct supervision.

Starting March 17, 2021, training focused on the identification of human trafficking victims must also be completed before you can earn your license.

With all of these requirements completed, you can submit your application for approval. You’ll need to include documentation verifying that you’ve met the requirements and complete the criminal background check.

Renewal and continuing education credits

To keep your counseling license up to date, you’ll need to renew it every 3 years. Continuing education isn’t required, but as with MFTs, it’s recommended to maintain stay on top of advances in the field.

License reciprocity

The board allows out-of-state candidates who have held a license for 5 or more years to apply for licensure through endorsement. This process verifies your license and the standards required to obtain that license, and requires the criminal background check.

Those who have held their license for fewer than 5 years must apply by meeting the requirements mentioned in the previous sections.

Counselor salary

Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors

National data

Median Salary: $48,520

Projected job growth: 22.9%

10th Percentile: $30,870

25th Percentile: $38,520

75th Percentile: $61,660

90th Percentile: $77,980

Projected job growth: 22.9%

State data

State Median Salary Bottom 10% Top 10%
Alaska $61,040 $37,440 $97,740
Alabama $38,830 $29,430 $61,140
Arkansas $38,660 $27,520 $77,510
Arizona $48,930 $36,940 $76,630
California $49,630 $36,750 $98,560
Colorado $49,630 $36,330 $80,580
Connecticut $48,900 $36,330 $81,610
District of Columbia $60,600 $31,370 $96,870
Delaware $46,910 $30,730 $63,340
Florida $46,680 $30,130 $76,880
Georgia $44,080 $30,320 $63,310
Hawaii $51,060 $38,000 $80,580
Iowa $47,730 $30,090 $77,460
Idaho $49,360 $30,690 $79,420
Illinois $47,640 $35,100 $80,030
Indiana $46,230 $30,640 $76,090
Kansas $48,330 $30,810 $63,460
Kentucky $44,250 $28,820 $62,870
Louisiana $37,510 $25,290 $59,460
Massachusetts $48,960 $37,070 $78,540
Maryland $55,480 $36,650 $78,310
Maine $48,960 $30,840 $100,040
Michigan $48,820 $31,800 $76,650
Minnesota $48,980 $37,960 $65,510
Missouri $38,920 $26,140 $60,310
Mississippi $37,580 $23,700 $62,670
Montana $46,790 $24,510 $63,800
North Carolina $48,640 $29,960 $76,670
North Dakota $60,920 $36,750 $76,720
Nebraska $49,370 $30,640 $78,700
New Hampshire $46,640 $30,720 $68,520
New Jersey $60,000 $44,470 $92,620
New Mexico $56,750 $36,230 $96,710
Nevada $59,940 $30,640 $95,790
New York $49,650 $31,310 $78,940
Ohio $47,510 $30,600 $76,950
Oklahoma $47,500 $29,200 $76,720
Oregon $59,060 $37,140 $94,800
Pennsylvania $46,790 $30,690 $75,060
Rhode Island $60,300 $31,990 $97,740
South Carolina $38,110 $28,580 $73,730
South Dakota $39,070 $30,970 $61,330
Tennessee $37,700 $27,780 $61,380
Texas $46,470 $29,360 $76,670
Utah $60,460 $30,690 $101,100
Virginia $48,820 $36,750 $76,670
Vermont $47,320 $38,360 $63,340
Washington $49,360 $37,070 $78,090
Wisconsin $48,100 $32,770 $76,650
West Virginia $38,100 $29,530 $60,340
Wyoming $60,130 $38,830 $96,440

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2021 median salary; projected job growth through 2030. Actual salaries vary depending on location, level of education, years of experience, work environment, and other factors. Salaries may differ even more for those who are self-employed or work part time.


Social Work Licensure in Michigan

The Michigan Board of Social Work oversees 3 notable types of licenses:

LMSW, LBSW, SST: what’s the difference?

The difference between the 3 distinctions is the level of education needed and the scope that your license allows you to have.

The LMSW is the highest level of license offered for social workers in Michigan. It allows you to practice at the clinical level without supervision and gives you the opportunity to start your own practice.

Next is the LBSW, which, while still allowing you to practice social work, is slightly limiting compared to the LMSW. At this level, you must be supervised by an LMSW and you can’t hold a position in management. However, if administrative roles or owning your own practice don’t appeal to you, the LBSW might be right up your alley.

An SST can be earned by having either an associate’s degree or valid work experience, giving candidates the chance to find entry-level roles within the field of social work.

Education requirements

As their names suggest, the LMSW requires candidates to hold a master’s degree, while the LBSW requires a bachelor’s. SST candidates need to hold an associate’s degree in social work or have relevant supervised experience.

No matter what degree you seek, any institution you attend must be accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Social work licensing requirements

The requirements for becoming a social worker in Michigan vary depending on the license level you want to earn.

LMSW

A unique aspect of the LMSW is that there’s additional classifications within it—Clinical and Macro. The LMSW-Clinical allows social workers to focus on seeing and addressing problems directly with their clients. The LMSW-Macro, on the other hand, is more of an administrative classification designed for those who interested in entering management roles.

Each distinction requires you to complete 4,000 hours of postgraduate supervised work over a 2-year period. You’ll need to complete a portion of these hours in the type of work environment designated by the type of license you seek.

If you’re earning these supervised hours in Michigan, you’ll need to obtain a Limited LMSW (LLMSW) before beginning. The LLMSW requires you to hold a master’s degree and complete a background check. It can be renewed up to 6 times while you complete your hours.

Once you’ve met all the requirements for education and work experience, the final hurdle is the exam. The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) offers the Clinical Exam for those seeking LMSW-Clinical licensing and the Advanced Generalist Exam for those seeking the LMSW-Macro.

LBSW

LBSWs must complete 4,000 hours of supervised postgrad experience over the course of 2 years. For those completing their hours in Michigan, you’ll need to earn a Limited LBSW (LLBSW) before you can begin working towards that requirement. To get your LLBSW, you’ll need to hold a bachelor’s degree in social work and complete a background check.

When you’ve completed your postgraduate hours, you can earn your official license by taking and passing the Bachelor’s Exam offered by the ASWB.

SST

For those looking to earn an SST, you must have an associate’s degree in social work specifically or be currently employed in social or human services and have 2,000 hours of supervised experience over the course of at least a year.

To complete these hours, you’ll first need to earn a Limited SST. This can be obtained by completing 2 years of college in any field and by being either currently employed in social or human services or having an offer for employment in the field. The Limited SST can only be renewed once.

You don’t need to take an exam to earn your SST distinction, but you’ll need to complete a background check before you’re considered eligible.

Renewal and continuing education requirements

The LMSW, LBSW, and SST all have a renewal period of 3 years. The SST, however, doesn’t require any continuing education for renewal. The LMSW and LBSW, on the other hand, require 45 hours. While most of these hours can be geared towards your own professional interests, 5 must be in ethics and 2 in pain and pain symptom management.

Starting in 2021, all social work candidates, no matter at which level, must complete the training on human trafficking before being considered for a license.

License reciprocity

Michigan doesn’t provide full reciprocity for out-of-state license-holders, however, they do offer licensure by endorsement. If the candidate meets the education, exam, and supervised experience requirements and passes a background check, they’re eligible to apply for the Michigan social work license that corresponds to their level.

Social worker salary and career advancement

There are varying levels of social work and even a variety of industries where you can find employment. What license you hold and the industry you work in can impact your expected salary.

Child, Family, and School Social Workers

National data

Median Salary: $49,150

Projected job growth: 12.6%

10th Percentile: $35,820

25th Percentile: $38,900

75th Percentile: $62,560

90th Percentile: $78,710

Projected job growth: 12.6%

State data

State Median Salary Bottom 10% Top 10%
Alaska $60,250 $39,000 $83,290
Alabama $42,280 $33,910 $62,520
Arkansas $37,200 $35,710 $48,930
Arizona $38,980 $34,980 $59,360
California $61,190 $38,700 $98,560
Colorado $60,040 $37,890 $80,540
Connecticut $74,140 $39,000 $97,760
District of Columbia $76,240 $46,670 $97,760
Delaware $38,810 $30,730 $50,500
Florida $46,640 $29,610 $76,880
Georgia $39,730 $34,270 $76,490
Hawaii $60,250 $43,620 $78,610
Iowa $47,040 $30,730 $77,020
Idaho $46,920 $30,600 $61,020
Illinois $49,360 $30,910 $81,830
Indiana $41,170 $32,850 $60,510
Kansas $46,640 $36,390 $63,480
Kentucky $40,310 $30,460 $60,690
Louisiana $45,640 $30,650 $61,510
Massachusetts $48,580 $31,740 $77,430
Maryland $60,250 $37,200 $98,480
Maine $59,010 $47,280 $78,800
Michigan $49,240 $36,560 $66,190
Minnesota $60,510 $38,580 $79,310
Missouri $37,240 $29,240 $52,260
Mississippi $32,930 $27,420 $49,360
Montana $38,850 $29,250 $59,360
North Carolina $48,970 $36,850 $64,170
North Dakota $59,810 $46,640 $77,510
Nebraska $38,720 $30,590 $60,300
New Hampshire $48,690 $38,660 $78,360
New Jersey $76,490 $48,680 $103,570
New Mexico $40,680 $29,260 $65,060
Nevada $58,160 $38,830 $77,670
New York $62,390 $46,890 $98,560
Ohio $47,740 $36,410 $62,570
Oklahoma $41,870 $36,750 $56,050
Oregon $54,160 $36,750 $77,390
Pennsylvania $47,320 $31,220 $75,330
Rhode Island $61,660 $37,220 $96,940
South Carolina $43,740 $30,640 $60,950
South Dakota $43,800 $30,910 $60,510
Tennessee $46,310 $34,820 $59,390
Texas $47,390 $31,880 $61,190
Utah $44,920 $30,640 $80,020
Virginia $49,860 $37,300 $80,570
Vermont $49,340 $36,910 $72,920
Washington $59,950 $38,580 $77,120
Wisconsin $47,440 $30,730 $64,990
West Virginia $37,200 $29,160 $59,180
Wyoming $47,320 $30,680 $76,010

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2021 median salary; projected job growth through 2030. Actual salaries vary depending on location, level of education, years of experience, work environment, and other factors. Salaries may differ even more for those who are self-employed or work part time.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

National data

Median Salary: $49,130

Projected job growth: 14.9%

10th Percentile: $31,010

25th Percentile: $38,630

75th Percentile: $69,260

90th Percentile: $97,300

Projected job growth: 14.9%

State data

State Median Salary Bottom 10% Top 10%
Alaska $48,820 $37,220 $77,420
Alabama $36,600 $22,940 $51,270
Arkansas $37,430 $29,180 $60,300
Arizona $38,590 $36,110 $61,140
California $77,640 $39,000 $123,210
Colorado $48,330 $35,610 $77,430
Connecticut $65,230 $36,860 $103,600
District of Columbia $61,660 $48,820 $103,600
Delaware $46,910 $36,780 $62,670
Florida $38,850 $29,010 $62,670
Georgia $39,010 $29,390 $78,280
Hawaii $63,700 $48,560 $81,230
Iowa $48,560 $37,060 $79,230
Idaho $40,050 $18,550 $76,730
Illinois $46,640 $30,600 $98,370
Indiana $47,280 $31,600 $74,320
Kansas $46,910 $30,690 $62,870
Kentucky $38,530 $28,840 $63,560
Louisiana $46,520 $25,270 $62,950
Massachusetts $48,960 $31,010 $81,240
Maryland $48,090 $35,550 $77,150
Maine $59,390 $39,040 $79,800
Michigan $49,340 $37,060 $76,180
Minnesota $59,990 $38,680 $84,240
Missouri $44,200 $25,820 $59,940
Mississippi $39,140 $29,170 $62,720
Montana $38,180 $31,010 $49,790
North Carolina $49,590 $45,160 $63,460
North Dakota $52,620 $35,790 $70,390
Nebraska $34,040 $23,770 $49,340
New Hampshire $61,480 $38,700 $77,920
New Jersey $80,540 $60,710 $166,740
New Mexico $54,000 $23,890 $74,670
Nevada $59,910 $38,520 $78,950
New York $75,230 $46,910 $114,690
Ohio $46,910 $30,460 $63,360
Oklahoma $38,110 $22,520 $62,870
Oregon $49,220 $30,730 $78,450
Pennsylvania $39,380 $29,770 $62,870
Rhode Island $76,410 $47,700 $80,540
South Carolina $41,500 $35,570 $51,320
South Dakota $41,270 $30,640 $60,620
Tennessee $38,830 $23,300 $58,320
Texas $42,230 $29,350 $72,360
Utah $46,720 $29,240 $64,300
Virginia $48,350 $35,190 $77,440
Vermont $47,750 $36,780 $79,490
Washington $61,210 $33,790 $78,450
Wisconsin $48,610 $36,380 $76,620
West Virginia $38,430 $30,600 $49,170
Wyoming $49,600 $30,730 $95,960

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2021 median salary; projected job growth through 2030. Actual salaries vary depending on location, level of education, years of experience, work environment, and other factors. Salaries may differ even more for those who are self-employed or work part time.