Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Salary Information in Washington

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,680
25th Percentile Wage
$58,090
50th Percentile Wage
$69,570
75th Percentile Wage
$82,520
90th Percentile Wage
$99,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,680.

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
$69,570
4.56% 1.61%
2016
$66,400
0.14% -
2015
$66,310
-0.81% -
2014
$66,850
1.39% -
2013
$65,920
-3.84% -
2012
$68,450
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in state of Washington ranges from $45,640 to $75,420. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Washington is Yakima with a median annual salary of $75,420. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Tacoma (mean annual salary $75,080). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $45,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Yakima
$75,420
Tacoma
$75,080
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$74,010
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$72,970
Olympia
$72,390
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$72,370
Spokane
$70,580
Bellingham
$68,430
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$68,120
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$67,220
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$65,830
Longview
$64,150
Bremerton-Silverdale
$63,580
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$63,370
Lewiston
$45,640




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