The salary statistics of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The clinical, counseling, and school psychologists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
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Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) clinical, counseling, and school psychologists is $120,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,830. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 187% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $82,070. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $38,150).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
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|Finance and Insurance|| |
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From the above tables we note that not only clinical, counseling, and school psychologists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $39,260 to $90,960. The highest paying state for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists is California with a median annual salary of $90,960. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $39,260. For more salary information of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
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