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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$48,420|
|25th Percentile Wage||$72,820|
|50th Percentile Wage||$94,670|
|75th Percentile Wage||$116,780|
|90th Percentile Wage||$130,110|
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 $130,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,420.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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 $117,850. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in California is Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $117,850. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Salinas (mean annual salary $117,850). The lowest paying area is Chico with a median annual salary of $36,440.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|El Centro|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|Yuba City|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |