Psychology Schools
In Costa Mesa, California

There are 3 psychology schools in Costa Mesa for faculty to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the psychology academic community in Costa Mesa, and the future trends. Academia in psychology includes psychology training at the following levels:

  • Psychology Certificate
  • Associates degree in Psychology
  • Bachelors degree in Psychology
  • Masters degree in Psychology


Professional Trends

Costa Mesa Vs. California Psychology Employment

Costa Mesa 1,110
California 16,750

Of the 16,750 psychology professionals employed in California, 1,110 work in Costa Mesa. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of psychology professionals in Costa Mesa has grown by 22%. As the employment for psychology professionals in Costa Mesa has increased, overall employment in Costa Mesa has decreased.

Costa Mesa Vs. California Psychology employment growth

15,220 14,810 16,120 16,060 16,750
910 990 1,080 900 1,110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Costa Mesa

Psychology VS. All professions salaries in Costa Mesa

$72,130 $83,585 $86,375 $93,070 $90,900
$44,220 $45,820 $47,730 $48,940 $49,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Psychology in Costa Mesa
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Costa Mesa

In Costa Mesa, salaries for psychology professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $90,900 per year was earned by psychology professionals in Costa Mesa. Four years earlier in 2006, psychology professionals in Costa Mesa made an average salary of $72,130 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Costa Mesa.

Salary percentiles for Psychology professionals in Costa Mesa

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90th percentile

Costa Mesa psychology professionals earn a median yearly salary of $88,300. The 10% of psychology professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $52,560 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $137,530 per year.

Average Salaries for Psychology professionals and related professions in Costa Mesa

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

On average psychology professionals in Costa Mesa earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Costa Mesa.

Educational Trends

Psychology schools in Costa Mesa


There are 3 accredited psychology schools in the city. Many of Costa Mesa's psychology professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Psychology Programs Offered In Costa Mesa


There are a total of 6 degree and certificate programs in psychology offered by Costa Mesa's psychology schools.

Student Completed Psychology Degrees In Costa Mesa


Approximately 318 students completed psychology courses in 2010.

Psychology Faculty Salaries in Costa Mesa, California

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