Entry-Level School Psychologist Salary

The average Entry-Level School Psychologist earns approximately $54K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Entry-Level School Psychologists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,171 - $75,281
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$54K
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MEDIAN: $54,042
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$19.22 - $50.98
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MEDIAN: $31.45
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$0$78K
Salary $40,171 - $75,281
Bonus $-0.49 - $5,197
Total Pay (?
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$40,321 - $78,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 550
Hourly Data $0$181
Hourly Rate $19.22 - $50.98
Overtime $37.50
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $-0.49 - $5,197
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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$40,321 - $78,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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School Psychologist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,640

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level School Psychologists in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Entry-Level School Psychologists will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+12 percent), New York (+10 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). Cincinnati is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Workers in Miami and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

School Psychologist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

School Psychologist in North Platte:
"Work as a team."
Some school psychologists enter the job with the idea that they are the "end-all," "be-all" in a decision making process. You are part of a team! We may have the answers about a child's formal evaluation, but teachers spend the entire day with them. We have a snapshot of them for a short amount of time.

School Psychologist in New York:
""Non-profit" = "No profit", esp. For those who do most."

School Psychologist in Los Angeles:
Take the job day to day don't stress. Be organized and don't put off work that you can do today for tomorrow.

School Psychologist in Boise:
Must be a team player and love helping children who may have special needs!

School Psychologist in Philadelphia:
"Study, Work And Then Study Some More."
You should enjoy writing and it helps if you don't have your heart set on clinical work.

Key Stats for School Psychologist

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect School Psychologist Salaries

Bilingual
▲23%

school psychologist
▲11%

Childhood Education
▲8%

Data Analysis
▲4%

▲1%

School Psychology
▼0%

National Average
$55,000

Clinical Psychology
▼1%

Assessment
▼1%

consultation
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 13%
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