Average School Psychologist Salary
$67,000 yearly
$32.47 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$50,000
10 %
$67,000
Median
$89,000
90 %
What Is The Average School Psychologist Salary?
The average school psychologist salary is $67,542 per year, or $32.47 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $50,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $89,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Oregon, California, Alaska, Utah, and Nevada provide the highest school psychologist salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$89,000
$7,417
$43
75th Percentile
$78,000
$6,500
$38
Average
$67,542
$5,629
$32
25th Percentile
$58,000
$4,833
$28
10th Percentile
$50,000
$4,167
$24

Average School Psychologist Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where school psychologists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

School Psychologist average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$53,801
$25.87
Alaska
$83,964
$40.37
Arizona
$58,352
$28.05
Arkansas
$58,707
$28.22
California
$86,938
$41.80
Colorado
$63,959
$30.75
Connecticut
$67,424
$32.42
Delaware
$68,779
$33.07
District of Columbia
$76,480
$36.77
Florida
$54,761
$26.33
Georgia
$57,041
$27.42
Hawaii
$65,264
$31.38
Idaho
$65,510
$31.50
Illinois
$57,517
$27.65
Indiana
$57,330
$27.56
Iowa
$67,363
$32.39
Kansas
$44,966
$21.62
Kentucky
$63,635
$30.59
Louisiana
$63,426
$30.49
Maine
$55,671
$26.76
Maryland
$68,493
$32.93
Massachusetts
$61,119
$29.38
Michigan
$62,053
$29.83
Minnesota
$63,493
$30.53
Mississippi
$69,291
$33.31
Missouri
$69,027
$33.19
Montana
$69,848
$33.58
Nebraska
$69,876
$33.59
Nevada
$74,473
$35.80
New Hampshire
$63,910
$30.73
New Jersey
$68,782
$33.07
New Mexico
$63,568
$30.56
New York
$69,762
$33.54
North Carolina
$66,389
$31.92
North Dakota
$71,137
$34.20
Ohio
$66,804
$32.12
Oklahoma
$57,645
$27.71
Oregon
$87,853
$42.24
Pennsylvania
$59,785
$28.74
Rhode Island
$66,632
$32.03
South Carolina
$62,019
$29.82
South Dakota
$64,279
$30.90
Tennessee
$57,241
$27.52
Texas
$56,405
$27.12
Utah
$78,282
$37.64
Vermont
$57,378
$27.59
Virginia
$69,956
$33.63
Washington
$66,856
$32.14
West Virginia
$66,532
$31.99
Wisconsin
$57,938
$27.85
Wyoming
$69,063
$33.20

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Highest Paying Cities For School Psychologist

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Salem, OR
$87,917
$42.27
Oxnard, CA
$87,850
$42.24
Washington, DC
$76,574
$36.81
New York, NY
$70,023
$33.66
Greenwich, CT
$68,065
$32.72
Cedar Falls, IA
$68,011
$32.70

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Average School Psychologist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $67,500
    $32.47
    +2.5%
    2020
    $65,900
    $31.67
    +2.4%
    2019
    $64,300
    $30.90
    +3.7%
    2018
    $61,900
    $29.77
    +2.4%
    2017
    $60,400
    $29.06
    +1.7%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Educational Diagnostician

    Avg. salary: $59,990

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    2,204 Educational Diagnostician Jobs
    School Counseling Internship

    Avg. salary: $28,694

    A school counseling internship is a student program where an intern is assigned to help school counselors deal with students' social and emotional development or educational needs. School counseling interns must aid their school counselors in developing a comprehensive school counseling program and adjusting schedules for their students. They help maintain student records and monitor their students' graduation status while guiding all students on caseload. School counseling interns also organize school-to-career guidance activities or bi-annual interactive training sessions for faculty members.
    71,645 School Counseling Internship Jobs
    Psychotherapist

    Avg. salary: $63,124

    A Psychotherapist's responsibility is to help clients who suffer from symptoms like depression, anxiety, and other behavioral problems. They work with individuals, couples, and families.
    10,952 Psychotherapist Jobs
    School Psychological Examiner

    Avg. salary: $86,620

    A school psychological examiner specializes in assessing the students' and faculty's psychological health. Among their responsibilities include conducting interviews and evaluations, performing background checks, addressing concerns, answering inquiries, and providing psychological support to students, faculty, and school staff. They may also respond to crises, conduct interventions, maintain records, and refer clients to other services as necessary. Moreover, a school psychological examiner must coordinate with other professionals in addressing psychological issues and concerns, resolving situations to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for everyone.
    20,147 School Psychological Examiner Jobs
    Clinical Psychologist

    Avg. salary: $81,633

    A clinical psychologist is a healthcare professional who treats patients with various mental disorders through one-on-one or group settings. Clinical psychologists assist their patients in identifying their psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues so that a plan of action is created to help patients achieve personal and social development. To create a patient treatment plan, clinical psychologists must interview their patients who have different mental problems. They also collaborate with professionals such as social workers, nurses, and occupational therapists to provide the right treatment to their patients.
    56,285 Clinical Psychologist Jobs
    Psychologist

    Avg. salary: $72,955

    Sales managers are responsible for leading the organization's sales team. They oversee the progress and performance of the whole team, set area assignments to team members, and set weekly or monthly quotas. Sales managers oversee training team members during onboarding and providing further coaching to help them achieve their goals. They manage the challenges that team members may meet and help mitigate any problems that come along the way. Sales managers also set the strategic direction of the sales team and follow through by ensuring that the team's activities are in line with the goals.
    5,301 Psychologist Jobs

    School Psychologist Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a school psychologist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay School Psychologists The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a school psychologist, being employed by a company such as The Stepping Stones Group or Nysarc would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like SCO Family of Services and Devereux Foundation also report highly competitive salaries for school psychologists.
    Company

    Recently Added School Psychologist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    School Psychologist
    Hancock, NY
    08/31/2021
    $75,000
    08/31/2021
    Cora Services
    School Psychologist
    School Psychologist
    Philadelphia, PA
    08/30/2021
    $61,740
    08/30/2021
    Nashua School District
    School Psychologist
    School Psychologist
    Nashua, NH
    08/29/2021
    $44,518
    08/29/2021
    The Stepping Stones Group
    School Psychologist
    School Psychologist
    Denver, CO
    08/29/2021
    $77,219
    08/29/2021
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    School Psychologist
    School Psychologist
    Federal Way, WA
    08/27/2021
    $125,220
    08/27/2021
    Orchard Elementary
    School Psychologist
    School Psychologist
    San Jose, CA
    08/26/2021
    $42,000
    08/26/2021
    Henry County Public Schools
    School Psychologist
    School Psychologist
    Collinsville, VA
    08/25/2021
    $58,386
    08/25/2021
    Brea Olinda Unified School District
    School Psychologist/Bcba (Grant Funded)
    School Psychologist/Bcba (Grant Funded)
    Brea, CA
    08/25/2021
    $92,478
    08/25/2021
    Salem-Keizer School District
    School Psychologist-Student Services
    School Psychologist-Student Services
    Salem, OR
    08/23/2021
    $43,501
    08/23/2021
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    School Psychologist-Lssp-Schools
    School Psychologist-Lssp-Schools
    Guthrie, OK
    08/23/2021
    $69,300
    08/23/2021

    Average School Psychologist Salary by Demographic

    School Psychologist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $69,588
    female-income
    Female Income
    $68,551
    Median School Psychologist Income by Race
    Asian school psychologists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american school psychologists have the lowest average salary at $65,880.
    $72,000
    $70,000
    $68,000
    $66,000
    $64,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$70,388
    White$67,684
    Black or African American$65,880
    Asian$70,955
    Hispanic or Latino$70,442
    Average School Psychologist Salary by Education Level
    $79,000
    $77,000
    $75,000
    $73,000
    $71,000
    $69,000
    $67,000
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$68,551
    Doctorate Degree$78,147