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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.Read More...
To best meet the learning requirements of each student, school psychologists may plan, implement, and evaluate in-school programs, as well as recommend certain approaches to parents and teachers regarding behavioral problems of students. They also work directly with students and provide counseling and advice on how to better cope with classroom scenarios.
School psychologists interact with many people on a day-to-day basis; they usually work under a superintendent, and may supervise clerical/support staff themselves. They generally work during traditional school hours and their work is non-physical, though they should have knowledge of computers and perhaps certain software programs related to data and statistics. A master's degree is required in order to become a nationally-certified school psychologist, and this course of study may include an internship at a school. School psychologists must also be certified in their states of employment. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
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
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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
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).
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