Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists among Colorado metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,010
25th Percentile Wage
$55,480
50th Percentile Wage
$75,410
75th Percentile Wage
$97,860
90th Percentile Wage
$118,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $118,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,010.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.91
25th Percentile Wage
$26.67
50th Percentile Wage
$36.26
75th Percentile Wage
$47.05
90th Percentile Wage
$57.13

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.13. The median hourly salary is $36.26. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.91.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201675,4101.56%5.85%
201574,2305.17%-
201470,390-1.09%-
201371,1600.22%-
201271,000--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in state of Colorado ranges from $66,690 to $86,410. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Colorado is Pueblo with a median annual salary of $86,410. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is West Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $83,630). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $66,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Pueblo
$86,410
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$83,630
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$78,260
Fort Collins-Loveland
$76,180
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$74,830
Colorado Springs
$68,580
Boulder
$67,180
Greeley
$67,140
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$66,690


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