Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,510
25th Percentile Wage
$53,610
50th Percentile Wage
$62,700
75th Percentile Wage
$81,440
90th Percentile Wage
$108,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $108,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,510.

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
$62,700
3.67% 7.81%
2016
$60,400
5.51% -
2015
$57,070
3.45% -
2014
$55,100
-0.85% -
2013
$55,570
-4.01% -
2012
$57,800
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in state of North Carolina ranges from $47,680 to $71,660. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in North Carolina is Greensboro-High Point with a median annual salary of $71,660. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Jacksonville (mean annual salary $69,660). The lowest paying area is Burlington with a median annual salary of $47,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greensboro-High Point
$71,660
Jacksonville
$69,660
Raleigh-Cary
$67,260
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$63,850
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$63,340
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$63,290
Winston-Salem
$62,670
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$61,280
Durham-Chapel Hill
$60,900
Fayetteville
$60,730
Asheville
$60,500
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$59,030
Greenville
$57,030
Rocky Mount
$56,340
Wilmington
$56,030
Goldsboro
$53,280
Burlington
$47,680




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