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How much does a Counseling Psychologist make in California?

Average Counseling Psychologist Hourly Wage in California

Counseling Psychologists earn a median hourly wage of $41.84. Hourly wages typically start from $20.84 and go up to $59.33.

Average Counseling Psychologist Yearly Salary in California

Counseling Psychologists earn a median salary of $87,030 per year. Salaries typically start from $43,350 and go up to $123,400.

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Counseling Psychologist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Counseling Psychologist Earnings

The highest earning Counseling Psychologists in California earn:

$59.33
an hour
$123,400
per year
Senior Counseling Psychologist Earnings

Senior Counseling Psychologists in California earn:

$52.52
an hour
$109,240
per year
Experienced Counseling Psychologist Earnings

Experienced Counseling Psychologists in California earn:

$41.84
an hour
$87,030
per year
Junior Counseling Psychologist Earnings

Junior Counseling Psychologists in California earn:

$30.35
an hour
$63,120
per year
Starting Counseling Psychologist Earnings

Starting Counseling Psychologists in California earn:

$20.84
an hour
$43,350
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Counseling Psychologist salary comparison

Counseling Psychologists earn more than 94% percent of Services careers in California. Counseling Psychologist salaries are in the top 70% of all careers in California.

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Historical salary for Counseling Psychologists in California

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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