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Counselor and Psychologist Salary Ranges

Counselor and psychologist salaries vary. See what you could earn after you get your psychology degree.

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psychologist’s salary varies greatly depending upon level of education and the environment in which a psychology professional practices.

Psychology salaries for doctorate-holders will average $6,000 to $8,000 more per year than those with a master’s degree. Job prospects for those holding a master’s degree in areas other than industrial-organizational psychology should expect the job field to be competitive.

Employment opportunities will increase primarily in schools, hospitals, substance abuse clinics, consulting firms and private companies. So, how much can you expect to earn as a general psychologist or psychologist specializing in a particular field of psychology? Read on to find salaries for different psychology career fields..

Psychology Salaries by Specialty

Career Median Annual Salary
School Psychologists $78,780
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists $105,310
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists $82,510

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021 Occupational Employment Statistics

Counselor/Therapist Salary

Career Median Annual Salary
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors $48,520
Marriage and Family Therapists $49,880
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors $60,510
Rehabilitation Counselors $38,560

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021 Occupational Employment Statistics

Social Worker Salary

Career Median Annual Salary
Healthcare Social Workers $60,840
Child, Family, and School Social Workers $49,150
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $49,130

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021 Occupational Employment Statistics