Counselor and Psychologist Salary Ranges

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

psychology-salaries

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 out.

Psychology Salaries by Specialty

Job Title/SpecialtyAverage Annual Salary*
School Psychologist$87,450
Industrial/Organizational Psychologist$111,150
Clinical Psychologist$78,200

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics

Counselor/Therapist Salary

Job Title/SpecialtyAverage Annual Salary*
Substance Abuse Counselor$49,950
Mental Health Counselor$49,950
Marriage and Family Therapist$54,590
Vocational Counselor$57,040
School Counselor$61,000
Rehabilitation Counselor$40,160

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics

Social Worker Salary

Job Title/SpecialtyAverage Annual Salary*
Health Care Social Worker$59,300
School Social Worker$51,030
Mental Health / Substance Abuse Social Worker$51,670

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics

*The salary information listed is based on a national average, unless noted. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and a variety of other factors. National long-term projections of employment growth may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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