Salary for School Psychologists

Also known as:  Child Psychologist, Child Psychometrist, Clinical Psychologist, Eating Disorder Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Geropsychologist, Pediatric Psychologist, School Psychologist, School Psychometrist, Vocational Psychologist

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The function of school psychologists is to conduct psychological testing of students in order to determine the need for special instruction or changes in the classroom to meet the needs of students. While generally working with the entire school population, these psychologists also handle the cases of individual students if problems are known or suspected. In cases of child neglect or abuse, they report information to relevant legal authorities. Additionally, these professionals work to promote an understanding of child development and its impact on learning styles and behavior in the classroom. They may keep detailed, confidential student records. A Master's degree is the minimum education level required for this profession.

A School Psychologist can expect a pay level between 56000 to 84000 based on level of experience. School Psychologists can expect an average compensation of Seventy Four Thousand Two Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

School Psychologists can receive the highest pay in New Jersey, where they can receive pay of approximately $92380. Employees in this career are paid most highly in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can earn salary pay of $94120.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 21.97 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
School Psychologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $94,120
Other Services (except Public Administration) $81,180
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $76,190
Health Care and Social Assistance $75,360
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $74,420
Public Administration $72,820
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Finance and Insurance $62,660
Educational Services $70,020
Public Administration $72,820
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $74,420
Health Care and Social Assistance $75,360
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $76,190
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