Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists among Kentucky 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 Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,680
25th Percentile Wage
$46,000
50th Percentile Wage
$59,660
75th Percentile Wage
$75,380
90th Percentile Wage
$96,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,680.

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
$59,660
-4.24% 13.88%
2016
$62,190
1.42% -
2015
$61,310
4.47% -
2014
$58,570
8.55% -
2013
$53,560
4.07% -
2012
$51,380
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in state of Kentucky ranges from $46,860 to $72,540. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Kentucky is Evansville with a median annual salary of $72,540. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $72,220). The lowest paying area is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $46,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Evansville
$72,540
Louisville-Jefferson County
$72,220
Elizabethtown
$62,980
Bowling Green
$61,950
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$59,600
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$58,400
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$58,090
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$56,820
Lexington-Fayette
$46,860




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