Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach is 840.
  • School Psychologists in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach earn an average of $82,350 per year or $39.59 per hour.
  • The percentage of Florida School Psychologists who work in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach is 1%.

Rankings for Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

  • Ranks #1 in Florida for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Florida for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #77 in the nation for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #12 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Florida

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach School Psychologists earn an average of $82,350 or $39.59 per hour which is 12% more than the Florida average salary of $72,910.

AverageMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFlorida% Difference
Hourly Wage$39.59$35.0512.95%
Annual Salary$82,350$72,91012.95%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach School Psychologists earn an average of $82,350 or $39.59 per hour which is 0% less than the U.S. average salary of $82,770.

AverageMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachU.S.%
Hourly Wage$39.59$39.80-0.53%
Annual Salary$82,350$82,770-0.51%
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 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach earns an average annual salary of $74,877 which compares to the Florida average annual salary of $72,910. per year.

Cost-of-living in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach is 10% higher than the Florida average, which means Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Florida average.

  • Florida average salary is $72,910.
  • Florida cost-of-living adjusted salary is $72,396.
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach average salary is $82,350.
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach cost-of-living adjusted salary is $74,877.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach$82,350109.98%$74,877
Florida$72,910100.71%$72,396
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 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $62,070 and $99,230 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $117,220, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $60,310, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year84Under $60,310
15%2 – 4 years126$60,310 – $62,070
25%5 – 9 years210$62,070 – $78,780
25%10 – 14 years210$78,780 – $99,230
15%15 – 20 years126$78,780 – $117,220
10%20+ years84Above $117,220
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 $82,350, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach School Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($97,900), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($92,750), and Psychology Teachers ($91,390).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($48,350), Substance Abuse Counselors ($51,110), Social Workers ($52,450), and Health Care Social Workers ($62,210).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$97,900
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$92,750
Psychology Teachers$91,390
School Psychologists$82,350
Health Care Social Workers$62,210
Social Workers$52,450
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,110
Marriage and Family Therapists$48,350
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach School Psychologists

The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach is 840.

School Psychologists earn an average of $82,350 per year or $39.59 per hour in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach School Psychologists earn an average of $74,877 per year or $36 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach are Forensic Psychologists($97,900), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($92,750), Psychology Teachers($91,390).


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