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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 $94,670, California is the highest paying state for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $87,910). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$94,670
$48,420 18,250
2 New Jersey
$87,910
$57,970 3,500
3 Connecticut
$86,940
$54,960 1,680
4 New York
$86,410
$49,520 11,380
5 North Dakota
$85,230
$42,120 280
6 Oregon
$83,550
$50,150 1,030
7 Alaska
$82,720
$47,300 280
8 Hawaii
$80,060
$50,650 470
9 Colorado
$79,190
$39,000 2,770
10 Minnesota
$79,110
$46,000 3,350
11 Nevada
$78,180
$51,980 420
12 District of Columbia
$77,500
$52,900 530
13 Massachusetts
$76,900
$46,780 3,970
14 Maryland
$75,930
$40,130 2,090
15 Virginia
$75,530
$45,420 2,550
16 Rhode Island
$74,380
$39,020 670
17 Delaware
$74,000
$44,840 400
18 Wisconsin
$73,890
$47,820 2,620
19 Pennsylvania
$73,430
$43,780 4,800
20 New Hampshire
$72,490
$50,420 440
21 South Dakota
$72,030
$51,370 220
22 Michigan
$71,770
$42,310 2,320
23 Maine
$71,430
$41,800 250
24 Wyoming
$71,330
$51,190 230
25 Iowa
$71,260
$47,430 640
26 Florida
$70,230
$39,650 2,970
27 Nebraska
$70,120
$38,180 540
28 Illinois
$69,980
$34,310 3,990
29 Washington
$69,570
$49,680 2,160
30 Ohio
$69,520
$41,800 3,540
31 Georgia
$69,010
$29,910 2,050
32 Utah
$69,010
$35,670 1,450
33 New Mexico
$65,670
$43,940 1,150
34 Vermont
$65,170
$36,590 460
35 Texas
$64,990
$41,170 6,250
36 Idaho
$63,830
$29,120 390
37 Tennessee
$63,150
$42,340 1,750
38 North Carolina
$62,700
$44,510 2,990
39 South Carolina
$61,030
$34,490 1,260
40 Indiana
$60,600
$36,820 1,410
41 Arizona
$60,450
$36,060 2,540
42 Missouri
$60,210
$35,670 1,580
43 Kentucky
$59,660
$31,680 1,180
44 Alabama
$58,540
$41,570 610
45 Arkansas
$58,310
$30,950 520
46 Louisiana
$57,900
$40,760 490
47 Kansas
$56,840
$29,950 1,190
48 Montana
$55,370
$31,160 420
49 West Virginia
$55,090
$30,190 520
50 Mississippi
$50,760
$33,850 390
51 Virgin Islands
$50,080
$40,030 50
52 Oklahoma
$47,230
$33,090 1,130
53 Puerto Rico
$46,240
$25,260 350
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