Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare clinical, counseling, and school psychologists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,110
25th Percentile Wage
$51,730
50th Percentile Wage
$73,970
75th Percentile Wage
$100,580
90th Percentile Wage
$129,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) clinical, counseling, and school psychologists is $129,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid clinical, counseling, and school psychologists is $38,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,9706.72%12.46%
201569,0003.07%-
201466,8803.14%-
201364,7800.05%-
201264,750--

Compare Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in 38 industries in the health care and social assistance sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists occupations is the specialty hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $103,110. The lowest paying industry is the residential mental health and substance abuse facilities industry (annual salary $54,260). For detailed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$103,110
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$90,780
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$88,780
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$86,650
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$86,150
Hospitals - State government owned
$85,700
Hospitals - Local government owned
$84,820
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$83,690
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$83,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$81,860
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$81,590
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$81,250
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$81,210
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$80,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$80,200
Offices of Physicians
$79,750
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$78,930
Hospitals - Privately owned
$76,900
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$76,040
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$75,830
Home Health Care Services
$75,480
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$75,040
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$74,760
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$73,450
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$71,050
Outpatient Care Centers
$68,710
Individual and Family Services
$66,250
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$65,000
Social Assistance
$64,620
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$64,000
Child Day Care Services
$62,940
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$62,570
Other Residential Care Facilities
$60,500
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$59,580
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$58,460
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$58,180
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$55,940
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$54,260

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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