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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,200
25th Percentile Wage
$55,530
50th Percentile Wage
$66,400
75th Percentile Wage
$77,550
90th Percentile Wage
$92,930

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 $92,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,200.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.21
25th Percentile Wage
$26.70
50th Percentile Wage
$31.92
75th Percentile Wage
$37.29
90th Percentile Wage
$44.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.68. The median hourly salary is $31.92. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.21.

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
201666,4000.14%-3.09%
201566,310-0.81%-
201466,8501.39%-
201365,920-3.84%-
201268,450--

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 $71,370. The highest paying area for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $71,370. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $70,340). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $45,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$71,370
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$70,340
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$69,360
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$68,910
Bellingham
$68,430
Spokane
$67,750
Tacoma
$67,690
Olympia
$67,620
Bremerton-Silverdale
$64,210
Longview
$64,150
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$63,370
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$63,370
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$63,370
Yakima
$63,340
Lewiston
$45,640


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