Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary Information in Georgia

The average annual and hourly salaries for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in the state of Georgia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists among Georgia cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,910
25th Percentile Wage
$53,250
50th Percentile Wage
$69,010
75th Percentile Wage
$87,410
90th Percentile Wage
$123,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,010
-0.13% 7.43%
2016
$69,100
2.13% -
2015
$67,630
1.70% -
2014
$66,480
3.93% -
2013
$63,870
-0.02% -
2012
$63,880
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in state of Georgia ranges from $49,610 to $81,200. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Georgia is Dalton with a median annual salary of $81,200. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is East Georgia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $77,350). The lowest paying area is North Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dalton
$81,200
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$77,350
Valdosta
$77,310
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$76,980
Rome
$70,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$69,600
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$69,440
Columbus
$62,480
Savannah
$61,340
Macon
$56,780
Gainesville
$56,060
Athens-Clarke County
$52,050
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$49,610




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