Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Fresno is 360.
  • School Psychologists in Fresno earn an average of $115,360 per year or $55.46 per hour.
  • The percentage of California School Psychologists who work in Fresno is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Fresno is 1%.

Rankings for Fresno

  • Ranks #2 in California for salary and #22 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #7 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #3 in the nation for salary and #86 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #30 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Fresno School Psychologists earn an average of $115,360 or $55.46 per hour which is 19% more than the California average salary of $96,530.

AverageFresnoCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$55.46$46.4119.50%
Annual Salary$115,360$96,53019.51%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Fresno School Psychologists earn an average of $115,360 or $55.46 per hour which is 39% more than the U.S. average salary of $82,770.

AverageFresnoU.S.%
Hourly Wage$55.46$39.8039.35%
Annual Salary$115,360$82,77039.37%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in Fresno earns an average annual salary of $115,545 which compares to the California average annual salary of $96,530. per year.

Cost-of-living in Fresno is 0% less than the California average, which means Fresno residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to California average.

  • California average salary is $96,530.
  • California cost-of-living adjusted salary is $87,452.
  • Fresno average salary is $115,360.
  • Fresno cost-of-living adjusted salary is $115,545.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Fresno$115,36099.84%$115,545
California$96,530110.38%$87,452
U.S.$82,770$82,770
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Fresno, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $98,670 and $148,990 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $148,990, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $77,320, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year36Under $77,320
15%2 – 4 years54$77,320 – $98,670
25%5 – 9 years90$98,670 – $118,720
25%10 – 14 years90$118,720 – $148,990
15%15 – 20 years54$118,720 – $148,990
10%20+ years36Above $148,990
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

School Psychologists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,780), Social Workers ($53,960), Marriage and Family Therapists ($56,920), Health Care Social Workers ($81,840), Psychology Teachers ($81,940), Forensic Psychologists ($90,600), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($114,390).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$115,360
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$114,390
Forensic Psychologists$90,600
Psychology Teachers$81,940
Health Care Social Workers$81,840
Marriage and Family Therapists$56,920
Social Workers$53,960
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,780
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Fresno School Psychologists

The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Fresno is 360.

School Psychologists earn an average of $115,360 per year or $55.46 per hour in Fresno.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Fresno School Psychologists earn an average of $115,545 per year or $56 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Fresno are School Psychologists($115,360), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($114,390), Forensic Psychologists($90,600).


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