Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is 650.
  • School Psychologists in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood earn an average of $105,450 per year or $50.70 per hour.
  • The percentage of Colorado School Psychologists who work in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is 1%.

Rankings for Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

  • Ranks #2 in Colorado for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Colorado for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #9 in the nation for salary and #27 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #16 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Colorado

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood School Psychologists earn an average of $105,450 or $50.70 per hour which is 2% more than the Colorado average salary of $103,240.

AverageDenver-Aurora-LakewoodColorado% Difference
Hourly Wage$50.70$49.632.16%
Annual Salary$105,450$103,2402.14%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood School Psychologists earn an average of $105,450 or $50.70 per hour which is 27% more than the U.S. average salary of $82,770.

AverageDenver-Aurora-LakewoodU.S.%
Hourly Wage$50.70$39.8027.39%
Annual Salary$105,450$82,77027.40%
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 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood earns an average annual salary of $98,285 which compares to the Colorado average annual salary of $103,240. per year.

Cost-of-living in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is 7% higher than the Colorado average, which means Denver-Aurora-Lakewood 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.
  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood average salary is $105,450.
  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood cost-of-living adjusted salary is $98,285.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood$105,450107.29%$98,285
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 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $82,390 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 $133,160, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $77,290, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year65Under $77,290
15%2 – 4 years98$77,290 – $82,390
25%5 – 9 years162$82,390 – $99,010
25%10 – 14 years162$99,010 – $124,440
15%15 – 20 years98$99,010 – $133,160
10%20+ years65Above $133,160
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 ($60,480), Substance Abuse Counselors ($61,510), Social Workers ($63,170), Marriage and Family Therapists ($76,220), Psychology Teachers ($77,370), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($94,760).

TitleAnnual Salary
School Psychologists$105,450
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$94,760
Psychology Teachers$77,370
Marriage and Family Therapists$76,220
Social Workers$63,170
Substance Abuse Counselors$61,510
Health Care Social Workers$60,480
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Denver-Aurora-Lakewood School Psychologists

The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood is 650.

School Psychologists earn an average of $105,450 per year or $50.70 per hour in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood School Psychologists earn an average of $98,285 per year or $47 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood are School Psychologists($105,450), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($94,760), Psychology Teachers($77,370).


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