Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists among Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,430
25th Percentile Wage
$58,040
50th Percentile Wage
$71,260
75th Percentile Wage
$87,290
90th Percentile Wage
$101,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,260
1.11% 11.47%
2016
$70,470
-0.30% -
2015
$70,680
-0.13% -
2014
$70,770
7.86% -
2013
$65,210
3.25% -
2012
$63,090
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in state of Iowa ranges from $64,750 to $86,320. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Iowa is Waterloo-Cedar Falls with a median annual salary of $86,320. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $81,770). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $64,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$86,320
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$81,770
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$77,560
Iowa City
$76,080
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$69,710
Cedar Rapids
$69,480
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$68,480
Ames
$67,540
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$66,180
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$64,750




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