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
$38,380
25th Percentile Wage
$53,720
50th Percentile Wage
$76,520
75th Percentile Wage
$103,350
90th Percentile Wage
$133,830

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 $133,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid clinical, counseling, and school psychologists is $38,380.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below 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 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$76,520
3.33% 15.38%
2016
$73,970
6.72% -
2015
$69,000
3.07% -
2014
$66,880
3.14% -
2013
$64,780
0.05% -
2012
$64,750
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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 $102,510. The lowest paying industry is the child day care services industry (annual salary $50,830). 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
$102,510
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$97,560
Home Health Care Services
$94,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$92,140
Hospitals - Local government owned
$90,210
Hospitals - State government owned
$89,520
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$89,500
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$89,450
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$87,440
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$87,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$86,410
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$86,280
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$85,100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$84,400
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$83,590
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$82,990
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$82,990
Offices of Physicians
$81,770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$81,650
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$81,590
Hospitals - Privately owned
$78,050
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$76,610
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$76,100
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$75,270
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$74,760
Outpatient Care Centers
$72,100
Individual and Family Services
$71,720
Social Assistance
$69,730
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$66,330
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$65,370
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$63,910
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$63,600
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$63,220
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$62,190
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$61,700
Other Residential Care Facilities
$60,140
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$56,510
Child Day Care Services
$50,830

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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