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Highest Paying States for Other Psychologists

The highest paying states for other 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 other psychologists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $106,920, California is the highest paying state for other psychologists. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $104,940). 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 other psychologists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Other Psychologists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$106,920
$46,850 1,800
2 New Jersey
$104,940
$33,920 100
3 Rhode Island
$104,780
$43,320 60
4 New York
$104,380
$44,080 610
5 Maryland
$101,380
$52,170 520
6 Illinois
$101,050
$39,300 800
7 Connecticut
$99,260
$28,310 210
8 District of Columbia
$98,150
$44,040 210
9 Iowa
$97,740
$59,260 70
10 Hawaii
$96,770
$32,680 110
11 Ohio
$96,550
$43,010 360
12 Washington
$96,310
$45,070 390
13 Arizona
$95,850
$43,190 140
14 North Carolina
$95,810
$43,520 310
15 Texas
$95,720
$47,630 660
16 Alabama
$95,710
$59,250 130
17 Missouri
$95,710
$42,240 190
18 South Carolina
$95,710
$59,250 140
19 South Dakota
$95,710
$23,980 40
20 Tennessee
$95,710
$39,450 180
21 Virginia
$95,710
$53,360 340
22 Oregon
$95,070
$40,400 180
23 Pennsylvania
$94,770
$43,070 440
24 Nebraska
$94,580
$31,820 50
25 Colorado
$93,790
$32,940 260
26 Indiana
$93,350
$32,390 180
27 Georgia
$93,060
$42,240 340
28 Kentucky
$92,890
$59,240 160
29 Michigan
$92,880
$29,760 270
30 Arkansas
$92,880
$24,060 80
31 Utah
$92,880
$42,230 60
32 New Mexico
$92,350
$29,500 90
33 West Virginia
$90,710
$24,380 110
34 Oklahoma
$90,620
$42,240 100
35 Wisconsin
$90,350
$39,100 180
36 Kansas
$90,180
$56,470 110
37 Minnesota
$89,580
$43,880 210
38 Florida
$87,610
$42,440 1,470
39 Mississippi
$87,260
$23,970 70
40 Montana
$84,430
$34,160 50
41 Louisiana
$84,430
$26,180 220
42 Massachusetts
$83,960
$28,070 900
43 North Dakota
$83,450
$39,940 40
44 Puerto Rico
$78,450
$28,610 160
45 Vermont
$49,310
$40,310 40

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of other psychologists in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for other psychologists, Top Paying Jobs in America.