School psychologists

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2019 Workforce
47.7k
Average Age
43.4
Average Salary
$69,516
Average Male Salary
$75,767
Average Female Salary
$68,501

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 Elementary & secondary schools. School psychologists are paid most in White Plains City PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Ontario & Yates Counties PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$69,516
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,239

In 2019, School psychologists earned an average of $69,516, $13,992 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians make somewhat more than School psychologists while Firstline enlisted military supervisors 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

0.22
WAGE GINI

In 2019, School psychologists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.22, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Employment Over Time

47.7k
2019 Workforce
± 5,360
4.54%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 15.4%

The number of people employed as School psychologists has been growing at a rate of 4.54%, from 45,609 people in 2018 to 47,681 people in 2019.

This graphic shows how the number of School psychologists employed by the Elementary & secondary schools industry has changed over time.

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Diversity

Demographic information on School psychologists in the US. The average age of male School psychologists in the workforce is 46.3 and of female School psychologists is 42.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for School psychologists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

6.66k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,004
41k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,972

86% 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)

80.8% of School psychologists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.7% 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

46.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 4.13
42.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.38

The median age of School psychologists is 43.4, and Male employees are generally 3.35 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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