Salary Report for Maryland School Psychologists

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Maryland is 1,000.
  • School Psychologists in Maryland earn an average of $88,610 per year or $42.60 per hour.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Maryland is 2%.

Maryland Rankings

  • Maryland ranks #9 in the U.S. for School Psychologists salary and #8 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Maryland ranks #18 in the U.S. for the total number of School Psychologists employed.

Compare Maryland to U.S.

Maryland School Psychologists earn an average of $88,610 which is 7% more than the national average salary of $82,770.

TypeMarylandU.S.% Difference
Average Hourly Wage$42.60$39.807.04%
Average Annual Salary$88,610$82,7707.06%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Range by Education and Experience

In Maryland, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $66,890 and $103,660 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $118,720, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $61,010, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year100Under $61,010
15%2 – 4 years150$61,010 – $66,890
25%5 – 9 years250$66,890 – $94,460
25%10 – 14 years250$94,460 – $103,660
15%15 – 20 years150$94,460 – $118,720
10%20+ years100Above $118,720
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in Maryland psychologists earn about $83,225 per year which is more than the average U.S. psychologist of $82,770.

Cost-of-living in Maryland is 6% higher than the national average, which means Maryland residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to other states.

  • National average salary for School Psychologists is $82,770.
  • Average Maryland School Psychologists salary is $88,610.
  • Adjusted for cost-of-living, Maryland School Psychologists earn an average salary of $83,225.

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Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $88,610, Maryland School Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($111,350), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($93,330).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($56,700), Marriage and Family Therapists ($56,840), Social Workers ($62,440), Health Care Social Workers ($62,560), and Psychology Teachers ($85,860).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$111,350
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$93,330
School Psychologists$88,610
Psychology Teachers$85,860
Health Care Social Workers$62,560
Social Workers$62,440
Marriage and Family Therapists$56,840
Substance Abuse Counselors$56,700
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salaries Ranked by Maryland Cities

The average salary for School Psychologists in Maryland is $88,610. The top cities that pay School Psychologists the most are Hagerstown-Martinsburg ($86,370), Baltimore-Columbia-Towson ($86,030) and Salisbury ($71,140).

When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay School Psychologists the highest average annual salary are Hagerstown-Martinsburg ($93,983), Baltimore-Columbia-Towson ($81,615) and Salisbury ($77,183).

The following table shows the average yearly salary range for School Psychologists in each city, and the average yearly salary after being adjusted for cost-of-living in that state.

The difference column shows how much more or less purchasing power a School Psychologists salary will have in that area.

AreaAverage SalaryCOL AdjustedDifference
Hagerstown-Martinsburg$86,370$93,983$7,613
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson$86,030$81,615$-4,415
Salisbury$71,140$77,183$6,043
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary FAQ for Maryland School Psychologists

Maryland School Psychologists earn between $61,010 and $118,720 a year depending on their level of education, experience and skill.

There are currently 1,000 School Psychologists employed in Maryland which is about 2% of the U.S. total.

Forensic Psychologists are the highest paid psychologists in Maryland with an average annual wage of $111,350.

An entry level psychologist makes as much as $61,010 a year in Maryland

The most School Psychologists work in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson area where 620 School Psychologists are employed.

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in Maryland earn 83,225 per year, while the average across the United States earns $82,770.

By 0, Maryland will need 0 School Psychologists. A less than 5 School Psychologists will need to enter into the Maryland work forces each year.

City and Rural Summaries

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson

Average School Psychologists Salary: $86,030
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $81,615
Hourly Wage: $41.36
Currently Employed: 620
Cost-of-Living Index: 105.41
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Salary Report

Hagerstown-Martinsburg

Average School Psychologists Salary: $86,370
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $93,983
Hourly Wage: $42
Currently Employed: 30
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.90
Hagerstown-Martinsburg Salary Report

Salisbury

Average School Psychologists Salary: $71,140
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $77,183
Hourly Wage: $34.20
Currently Employed: 70
Cost-of-Living Index: 92.17
Salisbury Salary Report

Official Data Sources for School Psychologists: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data