$59,923
Avg. Salary
$41.20
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,700

Bonus

$5,750

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a School Psychologist is $41.20 per hour.

The average pay for a School Psychologist is $59,923 per year.

$22.38
10%
$41.20
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$68.79
90%
MEDIAN $41.20
$44k
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$60k
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$89k
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MEDIAN $59,923
$43,660 - $89,142
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$0$93K
Salary $43,660 - $89,142
Bonus $0.00 - $7,450
Profit Sharing $5,750
Total Pay (?
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$43,911 - $93,995
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,690
Hourly Data $0$186
Hourly Rate $22.38 - $68.79
Overtime $0.00 - $186
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,450
Profit Sharing $5,750
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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$43,911 - $93,995
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 139

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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School Psychologists may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Psychologist, which pays $71K on average annually.

School Psychologist Job Listings

Popular Skills for School Psychologist


Survey results imply that School Psychologists deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Case Management, Bilingual, Childhood Education, and school psychologist are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Evaluations as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Psychological Testing and Psychological Evaluation also typically command lower compensation. Aptitude in Clinical Psychology tends to also indicate an understanding of Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for School Psychologist

Pay by Experience for a School Psychologist has a positive trend. An entry-level School Psychologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 556 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A School Psychologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 222 salaries. An experienced School Psychologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 228 salaries. A School Psychologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 115 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,912

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

For School Psychologists, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. School Psychologists will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+25 percent), Philadelphia (+23 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and Phoenix (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cincinnati, 15 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (8 percent lower) and San Antonio (7 percent lower).

School Psychologist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a School Psychologist?

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 Charlotte:
"Rewarding."
Pros: I help children and parents of military families on a daily bases with extreme issues.
Cons: I need more education and better pay.

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 Kalamazoo:
"Mainly evaluating students who may need special education."
Pros: Helping children with mental health issues.
Cons: The counseling portion.

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.

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Key Stats for School Psychologist

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects School Psychologist Salaries

▲19%

▲9%

National Average
$61,000

▼1%

▼12%

Skills That Affect School Psychologist Salaries

Case Management
▲17%

Bilingual
▲11%

National Average
$61,000


school psychologist
▼1%

consultation
▼1%


▼2%

Educational Psychology
▼3%

▼4%

Data Analysis
▼4%


Psychological Assessment
▼13%

Psychological Evaluation
▼18%

Psychological Testing
▼21%

Evaluations
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 16%