Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Boulder is 80.
  • School Psychologists in Boulder earn an average of $116,280 per year or $55.91 per hour.
  • The percentage of Colorado School Psychologists who work in Boulder is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Boulder is less than 1%.

Rankings for Boulder

  • Ranks #1 in Colorado for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #3 in Colorado for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #1 in the nation for salary and #45 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #112 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Colorado

Boulder School Psychologists earn an average of $116,280 or $55.91 per hour which is 12% more than the Colorado average salary of $103,240.

AverageBoulderColorado% Difference
Hourly Wage$55.91$49.6312.65%
Annual Salary$116,280$103,24012.63%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Boulder School Psychologists earn an average of $116,280 or $55.91 per hour which is 40% more than the U.S. average salary of $82,770.

AverageBoulderU.S.%
Hourly Wage$55.91$39.8040.48%
Annual Salary$116,280$82,77040.49%
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 Boulder earns an average annual salary of $113,355 which compares to the Colorado average annual salary of $103,240. per year.

Cost-of-living in Boulder is 3% higher than the Colorado average, which means Boulder residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Colorado average.

  • Colorado average salary is $103,240.
  • Colorado cost-of-living adjusted salary is $100,360.
  • Boulder average salary is $116,280.
  • Boulder cost-of-living adjusted salary is $113,355.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Boulder$116,280102.58%$113,355
Colorado$103,240102.87%$100,360
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 Boulder, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $97,980 and $124,440 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $158,290, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $79,430, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year8Under $79,430
15%2 – 4 years12$79,430 – $97,980
25%5 – 9 years20$97,980 – $124,440
25%10 – 14 years20$124,440 – $124,440
15%15 – 20 years12$124,440 – $158,290
10%20+ years8Above $158,290
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 Health Care Social Workers ($57,680), Social Workers ($62,660), Substance Abuse Counselors ($65,130), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($79,440).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$116,280
Marriage and Family Therapists$79,440
Substance Abuse Counselors$65,130
Social Workers$62,660
Health Care Social Workers$57,680
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Boulder School Psychologists

The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Boulder is 80.

School Psychologists earn an average of $116,280 per year or $55.91 per hour in Boulder.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Boulder School Psychologists earn an average of $113,355 per year or $55 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Boulder are School Psychologists($116,280), Marriage and Family Therapists($79,440), Substance Abuse Counselors($65,130).


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