Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Salinas is 90.
  • School Psychologists in Salinas earn an average of $109,370 per year or $52.58 per hour.
  • The percentage of California School Psychologists who work in Salinas is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Salinas is less than 1%.

Rankings for Salinas

  • Ranks #7 in California for salary and #7 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #13 in California for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #8 in the nation for salary and #11 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #102 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to California

Salinas School Psychologists earn an average of $109,370 or $52.58 per hour which is 13% more than the California average salary of $96,530.

AverageSalinasCalifornia% Difference
Hourly Wage$52.58$46.4113.29%
Annual Salary$109,370$96,53013.30%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Salinas School Psychologists earn an average of $109,370 or $52.58 per hour which is 32% more than the U.S. average salary of $82,770.

AverageSalinasU.S.%
Hourly Wage$52.58$39.8032.11%
Annual Salary$109,370$82,77032.14%
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 Salinas earns an average annual salary of $98,754 which compares to the California average annual salary of $96,530. per year.

Cost-of-living in Salinas is 11% higher than the California average, which means Salinas residents have an overall higher 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.
  • Salinas average salary is $109,370.
  • Salinas cost-of-living adjusted salary is $98,754.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Salinas$109,370110.75%$98,754
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 Salinas, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $81,600 and $135,600 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $158,280, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $49,260, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year9Under $49,260
15%2 – 4 years14$49,260 – $81,600
25%5 – 9 years22$81,600 – $105,420
25%10 – 14 years22$105,420 – $135,600
15%15 – 20 years14$105,420 – $158,280
10%20+ years9Above $158,280
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $109,370, Salinas School Psychologists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($116,480).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,500), Social Workers ($59,260), Marriage and Family Therapists ($62,960), and Health Care Social Workers ($90,840).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$116,480
School Psychologists$109,370
Health Care Social Workers$90,840
Marriage and Family Therapists$62,960
Social Workers$59,260
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,500
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Salinas School Psychologists

The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Salinas is 90.

School Psychologists earn an average of $109,370 per year or $52.58 per hour in Salinas.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Salinas School Psychologists earn an average of $98,754 per year or $47 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Salinas are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($116,480), School Psychologists($109,370), Health Care Social Workers($90,840).


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