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Highest Paying States for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

The highest paying states for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $90,960, California is the highest paying state for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists. It is followed by North Dakota (average annual salary $86,180). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$90,960
$45,590 18,990
2 North Dakota
$86,180
$48,020 260
3 New Jersey
$86,130
$56,930 3,600
4 New York
$85,960
$49,340 11,230
5 Connecticut
$85,720
$53,220 1,760
6 District of Columbia
$82,560
$46,260 430
7 Delaware
$78,600
$48,590 340
8 Rhode Island
$77,660
$38,200 610
9 Oregon
$77,570
$45,310 1,130
10 Alaska
$77,440
$45,870 270
11 Minnesota
$75,860
$43,390 3,320
12 South Dakota
$75,460
$50,950 250
13 Colorado
$75,410
$31,010 2,830
14 Maryland
$75,000
$40,990 2,130
15 Virginia
$73,060
$44,860 2,340
16 Wisconsin
$72,770
$42,800 2,150
17 Nevada
$72,330
$44,470 490
18 Massachusetts
$72,010
$43,050 4,900
19 Illinois
$71,540
$38,070 3,930
20 Michigan
$70,940
$42,010 2,750
21 Ohio
$70,610
$41,090 3,110
22 Iowa
$70,470
$44,970 650
23 New Hampshire
$70,240
$47,480 390
24 Maine
$69,600
$47,640 260
25 Florida
$69,230
$41,390 2,720
26 Wyoming
$69,170
$47,830 200
27 Georgia
$69,100
$41,790 2,070
28 Pennsylvania
$68,200
$41,990 5,040
29 New Mexico
$67,700
$41,270 910
30 Hawaii
$66,470
$44,900 790
31 Washington
$66,400
$46,200 2,050
32 Nebraska
$66,220
$38,450 490
33 Tennessee
$65,380
$42,400 1,700
34 Louisiana
$63,920
$38,560 600
35 Idaho
$63,840
$39,570 420
36 Vermont
$62,730
$39,700 410
37 Kentucky
$62,190
$39,070 1,060
38 Texas
$61,560
$38,510 5,820
39 Arizona
$61,260
$35,290 2,500
40 Utah
$61,220
$26,300 1,410
41 North Carolina
$60,400
$42,060 3,090
42 Arkansas
$59,370
$32,200 450
43 Missouri
$59,020
$37,220 1,540
44 Indiana
$59,000
$35,400 1,300
45 Alabama
$58,840
$39,230 560
46 Kansas
$58,540
$36,970 1,230
47 South Carolina
$58,150
$34,490 1,170
48 Montana
$54,630
$28,740 450
49 West Virginia
$51,560
$33,130 610
50 Mississippi
$50,760
$33,850 370
51 Oklahoma
$47,770
$32,770 920
52 Puerto Rico
$39,260
$19,150 280
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