Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,170
25th Percentile Wage
$53,930
50th Percentile Wage
$64,990
75th Percentile Wage
$79,090
90th Percentile Wage
$98,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,170.

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
$64,990
5.28% 11.77%
2016
$61,560
3.44% -
2015
$59,440
3.28% -
2014
$57,490
-0.09% -
2013
$57,540
0.35% -
2012
$57,340
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in state of Texas ranges from $52,800 to $75,460. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Texas is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $75,460. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Laredo (mean annual salary $73,360). The lowest paying area is Amarillo with a median annual salary of $52,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Worth-Arlington
$75,460
Laredo
$73,360
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$71,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$69,920
El Paso
$68,600
Brownsville-Harlingen
$68,360
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$68,000
Abilene
$65,870
Longview
$65,810
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$65,690
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$64,480
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$64,120
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$63,950
Corpus Christi
$63,840
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$63,670
Waco
$62,560
Lubbock
$61,920
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$59,060
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$58,530
Texarkana-Texarkana
$58,010
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$57,990
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$57,460
Wichita Falls
$57,190
San Angelo
$56,790
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$56,710
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$55,690
College Station-Bryan
$54,010
Tyler
$53,470
Amarillo
$52,800




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