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Psychology Schools
In San Diego, California

The city of San Diego has 9 schools where psychology faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of psychology and psychology education in San Diego, which includes psychology training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Psychology Employment

San Diego 1,590
California 16,750

Exactly 1,590 of California's 16,750 psychology professionals work in San Diego. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of psychology professionals in San Diego has grown by 47%. As the number of psychology professionals in San Diego has increased, overall employment in San Diego has also increased.

San Diego Vs. California Psychology employment growth

15,220 14,810 16,120 16,060 16,750
1,080 1,310 1,790 1,870 1,590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Psychology VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

$67,455 $72,265 $85,585 $89,300 $89,715
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Psychology in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

Salaries for psychology professionals in San Diego have increased. In 2010 psychology professionals in San Diego reportedly earned an average salary of $89,715 per year. The average salary for psychology professionals in San Diego was $67,455 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in San Diego.

Salary percentiles for Psychology professionals in San Diego

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90th percentile

Psychology professionals make a median salary of $89,375 per year in San Diego. The 10% of psychology professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $39,620 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $126,550 per year.

Average Salaries for Psychology professionals and related professions in San Diego

Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology
Forensic Psychology

Psychology professional salaries in San Diego are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Psychology schools in San Diego


Many of San Diego's psychology professionals are graduates of one of the 9 accredited psychology schools in the city.

Psychology Programs Offered In San Diego


San Diego's psychology schools offer 28 psychology degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Psychology Degrees In San Diego


Approximately 1,627 students graduated from psychology courses in 2010.

Psychology Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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