School Psychologist Salary

School Psychologists in the United States pull down an average of $57K annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $40K to $87K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most School Psychologists survey respondents are women (74 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,266 - $83,522

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$19.68 - $75.36

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National Salary Data (?
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$40,266 - $83,522  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
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$40,486 - $87,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,129
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Hourly Rate
$19.68 - $75.36  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.28  
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$0.00 - $4,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,486 - $87,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Job Description for School Psychologist

School psychologists work primarily in schools, as their title suggests, and their work focuses on assessing and interpreting students of the school to ensure they are receiving the best possible education suited to their needs. They also review test results, consult with parents and teachers, and generally observe students and their learning environments, and may be required to diagnose learning disorders, mental disabilities, and behavioral problems and work to resolve them.

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School Psychologist Tasks

  • Develop, implement and monitor goals and objectives of the school and program.
  • Work with parents in the development of each student.
  • Administer diagnostic assessments and evaluate student performance.

Common Career Paths for School Psychologist


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A lot of School Psychologists move on to become Clinical Psychologists, that group gets paid a slightly higher $70K on average.

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Popular Skills for School Psychologist


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Case Management, Evaluations, and Bilingual are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 21 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Psychological Testing, Psychological Evaluation, and school psychologist. Clinical Psychology and Counseling are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for School Psychologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many School Psychologists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. School Psychologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $77K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For School Psychologists, busy Philadelphia offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. School Psychologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+20 percent), New York (+12 percent), Phoenix (+9 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Antonio. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (11 percent lower) and Pittsburgh (10 percent lower).

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Experience Affects School Psychologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%


Mid-Career
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National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect School Psychologist Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 33%

Evaluations
up arrow 21%

Bilingual
up arrow 13%


Childhood Education
up arrow 7%

Counseling
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School Psychology
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National Average
$58,000

consultation
up arrow 5%

Assessment
up arrow 10%

school psychologist
up arrow 13%

Psychological Evaluation
up arrow 14%

Psychological Testing
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%
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