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Highest Paying Cities for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

The top 100 highest paying cities for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $117,210, Salinas, California is the highest paying city for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists. It is followed by Vallejo-Fairfield, California (average annual salary $115,770). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Salinas, California
$117,210
180
2 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$115,770
320
3 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$110,730
100
4 Napa, California
$108,880
220
5 Hanford-Corcoran, California
$107,600
130
6 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$107,110
90
7 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$105,010
30
8 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$101,740
260
9 Cheyenne, Wyoming
$100,310
40
10 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$99,500
1,580
11 Visalia-Porterville, California
$98,850
130
12 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$97,260
1,360
13 North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$96,530
70
14 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$94,640
1,500
15 Fargo, North Dakota
$93,950
80
16 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$93,930
1,590
17 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$93,910
590
18 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$93,670
360
19 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$93,600
1,940
20 Stockton, California
$93,430
360
21 El Centro, California
$92,970
40
22 Modesto, California
$92,480
190
23 Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa
$92,470
40
24 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$92,190
70
25 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$92,040
310
26 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$91,120
10,400
27 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$90,700
2,780
28 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$90,560
30
29 Danbury, Connecticut
$90,380
70
30 Dover, Delaware
$90,290
50
31 Coeur dAlene, Idaho
$90,100
110
32 Waterbury, Connecticut
$89,630
50
33 Ocean City, New Jersey
$87,840
30
34 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$87,240
120
35 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$87,240
720
36 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$86,920
4,660
37 Bangor, Maine
$86,810
40
38 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$86,510
110
39 Pueblo, Colorado
$86,410
80
40 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$86,180
40
41 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$86,060
90
42 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$85,740
6,100
43 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$85,690
110
44 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$85,650
110
45 Camden, New Jersey
$85,580
540
46 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$85,360
310
47 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
$85,320
80
48 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$85,260
340
49 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$85,080
950
50 Yuba City, California
$84,920
30
51 New Haven, Connecticut
$84,370
290
52 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$84,160
140
53 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$83,630
80
54 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$83,380
460
55 Bismarck, North Dakota
$83,350
50
56 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$83,150
1,730
57 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$82,660
100
58 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$82,220
390
59 Cumberland, West Virginia
$82,100
30
60 Elmira, New York
$81,910
50
61 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$81,640
400
62 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, South Carolina
$81,630
70
63 Anchorage, Alaska
$81,500
170
64 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$81,230
590
65 Dalton, Georgia
$81,200
50
66 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$81,130
90
67 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$81,110
1,470
68 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$81,080
2,040
69 Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$80,950
100
70 Fresno, California
$80,710
730
71 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$80,510
2,340
72 Clarksville, Tennessee
$80,490
30
73 Glens Falls, New York
$79,940
60
74 Springfield, Missouri
$79,830
70
75 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$79,800
50
76 East Idaho nonmetropolitan area, Idaho
$79,710
40
77 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Pennsylvania
$79,590
130
78 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$79,280
1,060
79 Peoria, Illinois
$78,960
90
80 Bend, Oregon
$78,740
50
81 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$78,680
110
82 Columbus, Ohio
$78,640
610
83 Salem, Oregon
$78,570
210
84 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$78,260
1,710
85 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$78,150
80
86 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$78,030
70
87 Utica-Rome, New York
$77,890
130
88 Kingston, New York
$77,850
100
89 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$77,600
800
90 Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$77,560
40
91 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$77,530
300
92 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$77,470
90
93 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$77,440
60
94 Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
$77,340
60
95 Valdosta, Georgia
$77,310
50
96 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$76,720
110
97 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$76,490
200
98 Jackson, Michigan
$76,490
70
99 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$76,480
190
100 Rochester, Minnesota
$76,420
160
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