Entry-Level School Psychologist Salary

Average Entry-Level School Psychologists make around $54K per year. The majority of Entry-Level School Psychologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Entry-Level School Psychologists (82 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,467 - $73,703
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$54K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,750
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$19.19 - $50.98
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MEDIAN: $30.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,467 - $73,703  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,192  
Total Pay (?
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$40,603 - $77,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 550
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$19.19 - $50.98  
   
Overtime
$37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,192  
   
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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$40,603 - $77,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,308

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

Surpassing the national average by 41 percent, Entry-Level School Psychologists in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level School Psychologists will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+13 percent), New York (+11 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Cincinnati is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (14 percent lower) and Denver (12 percent lower).

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 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 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
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
10%
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Skills That Affect School Psychologist Salaries

Bilingual
▲24%

school psychologist
▲11%

Childhood Education
▲9%

Data Analysis
▲5%

▲1%

School Psychology
▲1%

Clinical Psychology
▼0%

Assessment
▼0%

National Average
$54,000

consultation
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 12%
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