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 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 Georgia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,790
25th Percentile Wage
$53,710
50th Percentile Wage
$69,100
75th Percentile Wage
$83,880
90th Percentile Wage
$117,820

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 $117,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,790.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.09
25th Percentile Wage
$25.82
50th Percentile Wage
$33.22
75th Percentile Wage
$40.33
90th Percentile Wage
$56.65

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $56.65. The median hourly salary is $33.22. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.09.

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
201669,1002.13%7.55%
201567,6301.70%-
201466,4803.93%-
201363,870-0.02%-
201263,880--

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 $49,020 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 Valdosta (mean annual salary $77,310). The lowest paying area is North Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dalton
$81,200
Valdosta
$77,310
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$76,080
Rome
$70,770
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$69,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$68,530
Savannah
$67,320
Athens-Clarke County
$65,670
Macon
$59,820
Columbus
$58,490
Gainesville
$56,060
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$49,020


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