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 among Tennessee 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 Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,400
25th Percentile Wage
$52,930
50th Percentile Wage
$65,380
75th Percentile Wage
$81,230
90th Percentile Wage
$104,910

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 $104,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,400.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.39
25th Percentile Wage
$25.45
50th Percentile Wage
$31.43
75th Percentile Wage
$39.04
90th Percentile Wage
$50.44

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.44. The median hourly salary is $31.43. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.39.

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
201665,380-1.48%7.98%
201566,3503.36%-
201464,1204.43%-
201361,2801.83%-
201260,160--

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 $55,500 to $80,490. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Tennessee is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $80,490. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Jackson (mean annual salary $73,830). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Clarksville
$80,490
Jackson
$73,830
Memphis
$72,110
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$63,670
Chattanooga
$61,660
Knoxville
$59,840
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$58,870
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$57,090
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$56,640
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$55,500


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