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Just as there are many types of psychologists, there are also many types of counselors. The chart below shows average annual earnings nationwide for several counseling specialties. School counselors and guidance counselors are the top earners in this category.

Average Salaries for Counselors by Specialization

Substance Abuse Counselor

Marriage and Family Therapist

National Salary for Psychologists

According to, the following states and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are listed below.

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation

Employment 10, 870

Employment 1.7 %

Mean Hourly Wage $42.50

Mean Annual $88, 400

Salary Wage 1.3 %

National Estimates

The average annual salary overall for all psychologists was $74, 310, which works out to $35.73 per hour, $1, 429 per week, and $6, 193 per month.

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation


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    • There are plenty of great jobs to be found with a masters in Psychology, even though those are pretty easy to get.
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    • Take a look at the first site below, this will provide all the info you asked concerning job opportunities.
      The second is specific, but includes monetary compensation. On this page under " Psychology Ads " (located 6" down, left side) are other links providing information.
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