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 out.

Psychology Salaries by Specialty

Job Title/SpecialtyMedian Annual Salary*
School Psychologist$82,180
Industrial/Organizational Psychologist$96,270
Clinical Psychologist$79,820

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 Occupational Outlook Handbook

Counselor/Therapist Salary

Job Title/SpecialtyMedian Annual Salary*
Substance Abuse Counselor$47,660
Mental Health Counselor$47,660
Marriage and Family Therapist$51,340
Vocational Counselor$58,120
School Counselor$58,120
Rehabilitation Counselor$37,530

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 Occupational Outlook Handbook

Social Worker Salary

Job Title/SpecialtyMedian Annual Salary*
Healthcare Social Worker$57,630
School Social Worker$48,430
Mental Health / Substance Abuse Social Worker$48,720

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 Occupational Outlook Handbook

*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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