School psychologists

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Total Workforce

45.6k

Average Age

41.4

Average Salary

$70,390

Average Male Salary

$77,892

Average Female Salary

$68,971

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School psychologists are most often employed by the Elementary & secondary schools industry. The average yearly wage for School psychologists was $70,390 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to School psychologists by wage are Firefighters, Audiologists, and Legal support workers, all other.

The top 3 locations that employ the most School psychologists are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of School psychologists are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ School psychologists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most School psychologists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for School psychologists, by average wage, is Offices of other health practitioners. School psychologists are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$70,390

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,485

In 2018, School psychologists earned an average of $70,390, $16,501 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Firefighters make somewhat more than School psychologists while Legal support workers, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to School psychologists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.187

WAGE GINI

In 2018, School psychologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.187, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for School psychologists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for School psychologists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of School psychologists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing School psychologists, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools and Offices of other health practitioners.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for School psychologists, by average wage, are Offices of other health practitioners and Elementary & secondary schools.

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Industries by Share

45.6k

2018 Workforce

± 5,242

This graphic shows the share of School psychologists employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of School psychologists at  93.3%, followed by Offices of other health practitioners with 1.88% and false with 0%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on School psychologists in the US. The average age of male School psychologists in the workforce is 44.1 and of female School psychologists is 40.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for School psychologists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

7.25k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,091

38.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,808

84.1% of School psychologists are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of School psychologists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of School psychologists

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

80.1% of School psychologists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.45% of School psychologists, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of School psychologists.

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Age by Gender

44.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 3.4

40.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.48

The median age of School psychologists is 41.4, and Male employees are generally 3.2 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for School psychologists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for School psychologists is Psychology but a relatively high number of School psychologists hold a major in Psychology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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