Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists among Virginia 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,420
25th Percentile Wage
$58,870
50th Percentile Wage
$75,530
75th Percentile Wage
$100,230
90th Percentile Wage
$150,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $150,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,420.

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
$75,530
3.27% 16.17%
2016
$73,060
5.79% -
2015
$68,830
2.11% -
2014
$67,380
3.44% -
2013
$65,060
2.67% -
2012
$63,320
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in state of Virginia ranges from $50,950 to $76,190. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Virginia is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol with a median annual salary of $76,190. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $73,790). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$76,190
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$73,790
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$72,890
Charlottesville
$71,620
Richmond
$67,850
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$67,390
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$67,360
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$65,050
Roanoke
$60,690
Harrisonburg
$60,630
Lynchburg
$53,940
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$50,950




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