Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,780
25th Percentile Wage
$59,130
50th Percentile Wage
$76,900
75th Percentile Wage
$99,950
90th Percentile Wage
$126,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $126,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,780.

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
$76,900
6.36% 4.27%
2016
$72,010
-2.53% -
2015
$73,830
-0.33% -
2014
$74,070
-2.67% -
2013
$76,050
3.20% -
2012
$73,620
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in state of Massachusetts ranges from $51,050 to $84,390. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Massachusetts is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $84,390. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $83,150). The lowest paying area is North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$84,390
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$83,150
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$79,450
Pittsfield
$78,520
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$76,250
Peabody
$75,370
Barnstable Town
$72,200
Springfield
$72,050
Worcester
$71,670
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$71,450
Framingham
$70,980
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$62,040
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$58,730
New Bedford
$56,730
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$51,050




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