Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,340
25th Percentile Wage
$51,710
50th Percentile Wage
$63,150
75th Percentile Wage
$78,580
90th Percentile Wage
$102,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,340.

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
$63,150
-3.53% 4.73%
2016
$65,380
-1.48% -
2015
$66,350
3.36% -
2014
$64,120
4.43% -
2013
$61,280
1.83% -
2012
$60,160
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in state of Tennessee ranges from $50,190 to $83,970. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Tennessee is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $83,970. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Jackson (mean annual salary $73,830). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Clarksville
$83,970
Jackson
$73,830
Memphis
$71,250
Chattanooga
$67,700
Johnson City
$61,240
Knoxville
$57,850
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$57,780
Morristown
$57,480
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$56,640
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$54,830
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$53,940
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$50,190




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