Ohio Clinical Psychologist Salary Outlook

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In the United States, nearly 20% of adults have a diagnosable mental health condition, including PTSD, anxiety, phobias and many other mental illnesses. But less than 15% of adults receive treatment or services to address their mental health issues, meaning that millions of people are needlessly suffering when they could be getting help for their emotional and behavioral problems.

Mental health services utilization in Ohio is a little bit higher than the overall U.S. total, but the rate still lags behind the total percentage of Ohio adults with mental illnesses.

SEE ALSO: Ohio Psychology Doctorate Programs

That’s where licensed clinical psychologists come in. Whether in healthcare, schools or even corporate settings, clinical psychologists can help individuals diagnose and deal with their mental, behavioral and emotional health issues. What can clinical psychologists expect to earn here in Ohio, which cities have the strongest job markets, and what kinds of employers seek to hire clinical psychologists in our state?

What’s On This Page

  • How Much Do Clinical Psychologists Make in Ohio?
  • Who’s Hiring for Clinical Psychologists in Ohio?
  • Which Ohio Cities Are Best for Clinical Psychologists?

How Much Do Clinical Psychologists Make in Ohio?

Ohio’s median annual wage for clinical psychologists of $72,930 is lower than the overall national median of nearly $77,000, but Ohio is among the top half of all states.

Median annual clinical psychologist wage, top 25

California $100,850
Oregon $89,150
Connecticut $88,890
New York $88,710
Rhode Island $86,370
New Jersey $85,160
District of Columbia $84,780
Alaska $84,740
Minnesota $84,630
Colorado $84,410
North Dakota $83,730
Massachusetts $79,810
Maryland $78,980
Iowa $78,810
Hawaii $78,440
Nevada $77,200
Wisconsin $77,090
Michigan $75,340
Pennsylvania $74,930
Delaware $74,390
Wyoming $74,350
Virginia $73,930
New Hampshire $73,840
Ohio $72,930
Maine $72,200

Clinical psychologist wages in Ohio may not be among the highest few, but clinical psychologist jobs in Ohio are far higher-paying than many other jobs, and clinical psychologists make far more than the overall median in Ohio for all jobs.

Median annual Ohio wage, select occupations

All Occupations $37,360
Airfield Operations Specialists $40,490
Bailiffs $45,700
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $72,930
Computer Programmers $72,780
Dental Hygienists $69,140
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers $41,650
Epidemiologists $66,020
File Clerks $33,790
Graphic Designers $46,740
Hearing Aid Specialists $54,490
Information Security Analysts $89,370
Librarians $53,100
Medical Transcriptionists $37,300
Paralegals and Legal Assistants $45,320
Pharmacy Technicians $29,310
Postal Service Clerks $47,500
Sociologists $64,940
Statisticians $78,670
Web Developers $62,150

Salaries could see a bump in Ohio in the next few years, as the state has one of the 15 highest short-term growth rates for job openings in clinical psychology.

States by projected short-term growth rate for clinical psychologist job openings, top 15

Alaska 7.7%
Arizona 5.8%
Washington 4.9%
Oregon 4.3%
Colorado 4.1%
Utah 4.1%
Florida 4.0%
California 4.0%
Wyoming 4.0%
Georgia 3.9%
Montana 3.8%
North Carolina 3.7%
Ohio 3.5%
District of Columbia 3.5%
New York 3.4%

Note: Short-term 2018-2020

Which Ohio Cities Are Best for Clinical Psychologists?

Several cities and metro areas across Ohio have wages that are higher than the overall state median for clinical psychology — or even higher than the overall U.S. median.

Ohio cities by median annual clinical psychologist wage

Toledo $84,890
Canton-Massillon $81,040
Columbus $78,250
Akron $74,070
Cleveland-Elyria $69,330
Youngstown $68,840
Dayton $67,280
Cincinnati $66,740

Of course, salary figures themselves are only one portion of what goes into making a city an attractive place to work. It’s also important to look at the availability of jobs, and cities vary widely in Ohio with regard to how many clinical psychologist jobs are available.

Ohio cities by clinical psychologist employment per 1,000 jobs

Akron 1.008
Cleveland-Elyria 0.933
Columbus 0.78
Cincinnati 0.743
Dayton 0.697
Canton-Massillon 0.661
Toledo 0.545
Youngstown 0.494

Who’s Hiring for Clinical Psychologists in Ohio?

Jobs in clinical psychology can come with or without a specialty and can be found in a variety of settings, ranging from healthcare to the military. Here’s a look at some real examples of employers looking to hire clinical psychologists in Ohio:

  • Behavioral Care Solutions
  • Sylvania Therapy and Counseling
  • Pediatric Psychological Associates
  • Advanced Recovery Concepts
  • Ohio Psychological Association
  • Lifestance Health
  • State of Ohio
  • Kent Psychological Associates
  • MRG Exams
  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Greentree Group
  • Kent State University
  • Sequel Youth and Family Services
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Lukos
  • Ohio State University
  • API Inc.
  • Aetna


Helping advance the cause of mental healthcare in Ohio depends on having a stable of passionate, qualified individuals who are licensed to practice as clinical psychologists. Thanks to relatively high salaries and dozens of job openings, the future for mental healthcare in Ohio looks positive.

SEE ALSO: Best Ohio Psychology Doctorate Programs

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