These Are The 10 States With The Highest Psychometrist Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 8 months ago
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do psychometrists get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for psychometrists by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for psychometrists by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for psychometrists after this adjustment? That would be Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. South Dakota
  2. Georgia
  3. North Dakota
  4. Michigan
  5. Virginia
  6. Tennessee
  7. Iowa
  8. Illinois
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Mississippi

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for psychometrists from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $90210, so our index value would be:

$90,210 * (100 / 135.9) = $66,379

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for psychometrists.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Psychometrist Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 South Dakota $90,414 $93,760 103.7
2 Georgia $90,131 $82,380 91.4
3 North Dakota $87,334 $86,810 99.4
4 Michigan $85,764 $76,330 89.0
5 Virginia $83,462 $84,130 100.8
6 Tennessee $83,087 $74,280 89.4
7 Iowa $82,494 $75,070 91.0
8 Illinois $82,135 $77,700 94.6
9 Wisconsin $80,619 $78,040 96.8
10 Mississippi $80,465 $69,120 85.9
11 Ohio $78,571 $73,700 93.8
12 Wyoming $78,028 $71,630 91.8
13 Delaware $77,909 $79,000 101.4
14 North Carolina $77,902 $73,150 93.9
15 Nebraska $77,849 $71,310 91.6
16 Alabama $77,752 $70,910 91.2
17 New Jersey $77,645 $94,650 121.9
18 Louisiana $77,552 $73,520 94.8
19 Minnesota $76,845 $77,460 100.8
20 Florida $75,961 $74,670 98.3
21 Oregon $75,406 $87,170 115.6
22 Idaho $74,451 $68,570 92.1
23 Arkansas $74,029 $64,480 87.1
24 New Mexico $73,782 $71,200 96.5
25 Colorado $73,256 $76,040 103.8
26 Kentucky $72,718 $65,810 90.5
27 Indiana $72,368 $64,770 89.5
28 Texas $72,006 $65,310 90.7
29 Utah $71,956 $66,920 93.0
30 Pennsylvania $71,637 $72,640 101.4
31 Missouri $71,415 $64,560 90.4
32 Maine $70,875 $78,530 110.8
33 Nevada $70,474 $72,800 103.3
34 Kansas $69,666 $62,630 89.9
35 New York $68,267 $89,430 131.0
36 Connecticut $68,089 $86,950 127.7
37 Rhode Island $67,845 $81,890 120.7
38 California $66,379 $90,210 135.9
39 Washington $65,998 $69,430 105.2
40 Arizona $65,989 $64,670 98.0
41 Alaska $65,247 $85,540 131.1
42 Oklahoma $63,744 $56,860 89.2
43 Montana $62,857 $63,360 100.8
44 South Carolina $62,409 $61,910 99.2
45 New Hampshire $61,350 $71,780 117.0
46 Maryland $60,382 $75,780 125.5
47 West Virginia $58,618 $54,750 93.4
48 Massachusetts $56,634 $75,550 133.4
49 Vermont $56,540 $68,470 121.1
50 Hawaii $47,528 $79,800 167.9