Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists among Illinois 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,070
25th Percentile Wage
$53,640
50th Percentile Wage
$71,540
75th Percentile Wage
$93,040
90th Percentile Wage
$112,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $112,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,070.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.30
25th Percentile Wage
$25.79
50th Percentile Wage
$34.39
75th Percentile Wage
$44.73
90th Percentile Wage
$53.99

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $53.99. The median hourly salary is $34.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.30.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,5409.21%7.25%
201564,9500.57%-
201464,5801.83%-
201363,400-4.65%-
201266,350--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in state of Illinois ranges from $53,420 to $79,800. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Illinois is Champaign-Urbana with a median annual salary of $79,800. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Peoria (mean annual salary $78,960). The lowest paying area is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Champaign-Urbana
$79,800
Peoria
$78,960
Bloomington-Normal
$77,440
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$74,770
Kankakee-Bradley
$74,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$72,610
Rockford
$70,680
Springfield
$61,400
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$60,300
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$57,480
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$55,930
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$53,420



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