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Highest Paying Industries for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

The top 81 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $95,250, specialty hospitals - state government owned is the highest paying industry for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists. It is followed by psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry (average annual salary $83,400). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 81 Highest Paying Industries for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$95,250
140
2 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$83,400
2,410
3 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$83,150
580
4 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$83,010
490
5 Hospitals - State government owned
$82,430
2,750
6 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$81,320
440
7 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$80,680
3,700
8 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$80,380
1,240
9 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$79,930
5,130
10 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$79,770
9,040
11 Hospitals - Local government owned
$79,560
1,300
12 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$78,980
3,330
13 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$78,480
250
14 Hospitals - Privately owned
$78,070
4,990
15 Scientific Research and Development Services
$77,720
500
16 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$77,660
4,680
17 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$76,890
250
18 Employment Services
$75,520
430
19 Administrative and Support Services
$74,230
510
20 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$74,230
510
21 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$73,710
8,450
22 Federal, State, and Local Government
$73,710
8,450
23 State government, including schools and hospitals
$72,800
10,010
24 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$72,230
1,290
25 Temporary Help Services
$72,230
300
26 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$71,290
3,770
27 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$71,170
630
28 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$71,090
55,950
29 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$70,790
45,940
30 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$70,580
39,690
31 Educational Services - Local government owned
$70,410
40,870
32 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$70,320
190
33 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$70,170
43,880
34 Educational Services
$69,350
49,750
35 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$69,280
13,970
36 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$68,840
13,330
37 Educational Support Services
$68,580
2,300
38 Facilities Support Services
$68,310
70
39 Offices of Physicians
$68,280
3,880
40 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$68,140
370
41 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$67,000
140
42 Educational Services - Privately owned
$66,900
6,310
43 Health Care and Social Assistance
$66,880
43,930
44 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$66,730
3,720
45 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$66,300
23,790
46 Finance and Insurance
$65,380
780
47 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$65,370
780
48 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$65,040
1,010
49 Insurance Carriers
$64,010
710
50 Social Advocacy Organizations
$62,650
210
51 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$62,620
850
52 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$62,500
60
53 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$62,480
1,210
54 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
$61,880
630
55 Child Day Care Services
$60,940
350
56 Outpatient Care Centers
$60,230
5,560
57 Other Schools and Instruction
$59,870
70
58 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$59,540
3,260
59 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$59,460
470
60 Individual and Family Services
$58,620
6,630
61 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$58,540
150
62 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$58,420
4,700
63 Social Assistance
$58,360
7,420
64 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$58,040
300
65 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$58,040
300
66 Home Health Care Services
$57,960
380
67 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$57,820
140
68 Educational Services - State government owned
$57,780
2,580
69 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$57,740
2,030
70 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$57,550
230
71 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$57,150
820
72 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$55,980
1,830
73 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$53,850
3,670
74 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$53,700
2,510
75 Other Residential Care Facilities
$52,530
990
76 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$51,620
1,700
77 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$49,800
230
78 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$48,370
120
79 Junior colleges - State government owned
$46,720
70
80 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$46,060
220
81 Civic and Social Organizations
$43,380
30
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