Entry-Level School Psychologist Salary

Pay for Entry-Level School Psychologists sits in the ballpark of $53K annually. Female Entry-Level School Psychologists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The majority of Entry-Level School Psychologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,995 - $73,650
$40K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $52,889
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$19.96 - $51.63
$20
$33
$52
MEDIAN: $32.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,995 - $73,650  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
Total Pay (?
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$40,237 - $77,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 518
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.96 - $51.63  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
   
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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$40,237 - $77,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,545

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

For Entry-Level School Psychologists, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level School Psychologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+15 percent), New York (+13 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cincinnati, 14 percent below the national average. Employers in Miami and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, 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 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
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect School Psychologist Salaries

Bilingual
▲26%

school psychologist
▲13%

Childhood Education
▲11%

Data Analysis
▲7%

▲3%

Clinical Psychology
▲2%

School Psychology
▲2%

Assessment
▲1%

National Average
$54,000

consultation
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 13%
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