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Psychology Schools
In San Luis Obispo, California

Psychology faculty can choose to work at one of 2 psychology schools in San Luis Obispo. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in psychology in the city of San Luis Obispo, which encompasses psychology training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Luis Obispo Vs. California Psychology Employment

San Luis Obispo 110
California 16,750

Exactly 110 of California's 16,750 psychology professionals work in San Luis Obispo. Between 2006 and 2010, in San Luis Obispo, there has been a 45% decline in the number of psychology professionals. As the employment for psychology professionals in San Luis Obispo has decreased, overall employment in San Luis Obispo has also decreased.

San Luis Obispo Vs. California Psychology employment growth

15,220 14,810 16,120 16,060 16,750
200 300 160 180 110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Luis Obispo

Psychology VS. All professions salaries in San Luis Obispo

$95,940 $90,650 $111,580 No data $94,580
$38,580 $39,290 $41,410 $43,470 $44,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Psychology in San Luis Obispo
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Luis Obispo

In San Luis Obispo, salaries for psychology professionals have decreased. In 2010 psychology professionals in San Luis Obispo reportedly earned an average salary of $94,580 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for psychology professionals in San Luis Obispo was $95,940 per year. The decline in the salary of psychology professionals in San Luis Obispo is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Psychology professionals in San Luis Obispo

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Psychology professionals make a median salary of $106,460 per year in San Luis Obispo. The difference in pay between the psychology professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 171%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $43,400 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $117,820 per year.

Average Salaries for Psychology professionals and related professions in San Luis Obispo

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Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology

San Luis Obispo psychology professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Psychology schools in San Luis Obispo


Many of San Luis Obispo's psychology professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited psychology schools in the city.

Psychology Programs Offered In San Luis Obispo


San Luis Obispo's psychology schools offer 3 psychology degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Psychology Degrees In San Luis Obispo


Approximately 137 students graduated from psychology courses in 2010.

Psychology Faculty Salaries in San Luis Obispo, California

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