Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary Information in South Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,950
25th Percentile Wage
$59,480
50th Percentile Wage
$75,460
75th Percentile Wage
$96,130
90th Percentile Wage
$132,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $132,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,950.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.49
25th Percentile Wage
$28.60
50th Percentile Wage
$36.28
75th Percentile Wage
$46.21
90th Percentile Wage
$63.48

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $63.48. The median hourly salary is $36.28. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.49.

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
201675,4605.13%12.89%
201571,5904.50%-
201468,3707.02%-
201363,570-3.40%-
201265,730--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in state of South Dakota ranges from $60,440 to $85,320. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in South Dakota is Sioux Falls with a median annual salary of $85,320. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Rapid City (mean annual salary $72,260). The lowest paying area is Sioux City with a median annual salary of $60,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sioux Falls
$85,320
Rapid City
$72,260
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$63,920
Sioux City
$60,440



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