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 among Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,510
25th Percentile Wage
$51,480
50th Percentile Wage
$61,560
75th Percentile Wage
$76,200
90th Percentile Wage
$95,440

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 $95,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,510.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.52
25th Percentile Wage
$24.75
50th Percentile Wage
$29.60
75th Percentile Wage
$36.64
90th Percentile Wage
$45.89

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.89. The median hourly salary is $29.60. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.52.

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
201661,5603.44%6.86%
201559,4403.28%-
201457,490-0.09%-
201357,5400.35%-
201257,340--

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 $50,550 to $70,640. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Texas is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $70,640. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Lubbock (mean annual salary $67,390). The lowest paying area is Abilene with a median annual salary of $50,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Worth-Arlington
$70,640
Lubbock
$67,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$65,270
El Paso
$64,830
Corpus Christi
$63,300
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$63,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$62,780
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$62,300
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$61,250
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$61,050
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$60,620
Longview
$59,750
Texarkana-Texarkana
$58,010
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$57,510
San Angelo
$56,790
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$55,600
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$55,340
Tyler
$54,200
Waco
$54,190
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$53,810
Amarillo
$52,800
Laredo
$51,750
College Station-Bryan
$50,680
Abilene
$50,550



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