Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,590
25th Percentile Wage
$67,560
50th Percentile Wage
$90,960
75th Percentile Wage
$112,180
90th Percentile Wage
$126,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $126,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,590.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.92
25th Percentile Wage
$32.47
50th Percentile Wage
$43.73
75th Percentile Wage
$53.93
90th Percentile Wage
$60.95

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $60.95. The median hourly salary is $43.73. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.92.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,9604.32%11.49%
201587,0307.47%-
201480,530-1.03%-
201381,3601.04%-
201280,510--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in state of California ranges from $36,440 to $117,210. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in California is Salinas with a median annual salary of $117,210. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Vallejo-Fairfield (mean annual salary $115,770). The lowest paying area is Chico with a median annual salary of $36,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salinas
$117,210
Vallejo-Fairfield
$115,770
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$110,730
Napa
$108,880
Hanford-Corcoran
$107,600
Madera-Chowchilla
$107,110
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$105,010
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$101,740
Visalia-Porterville
$98,850
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$97,260
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$96,530
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$94,640
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$93,930
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$93,910
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$93,600
Stockton
$93,430
El Centro
$92,970
Modesto
$92,480
Bakersfield-Delano
$92,040
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$90,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$86,920
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$86,060
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$85,260
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$85,080
Yuba City
$84,920
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$83,150
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$81,130
Fresno
$80,710
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$76,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$73,870
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$64,430
Redding
$60,960
Merced
$47,350
Chico
$36,440



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