Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare clinical, counseling, and school psychologists salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,290
25th Percentile Wage
$63,990
50th Percentile Wage
$85,850
75th Percentile Wage
$109,410
90th Percentile Wage
$123,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $123,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $85,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid clinical, counseling, and school psychologists is $50,290.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$85,850
4.40% 12.96%
2016
$82,070
4.07% -
2015
$78,730
6.38% -
2014
$73,710
-2.22% -
2013
$75,350
0.84% -
2012
$74,720
- -

Compare Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $88,980. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $75,520). For detailed clinical, counseling, and school psychologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$88,980
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$85,850
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$84,170
State government, including schools and hospitals
$78,250
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$75,950
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$75,520

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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