Salary Report for New York School Psychologists

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in New York is 6,290.
  • School Psychologists in New York earn an average of $97,640 per year or $46.94 per hour.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in New York is 11%.

New York Rankings

  • New York ranks #2 in the U.S. for School Psychologists salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • New York ranks #3 in the U.S. for the total number of School Psychologists employed.

Compare New York to U.S.

New York School Psychologists earn an average of $97,640 which is 17% more than the national average salary of $82,770.

TypeNew YorkU.S.% Difference
Average Hourly Wage$46.94$39.8017.94%
Average Annual Salary$97,640$82,77017.97%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Range by Education and Experience

In New York, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $76,920 and $125,560 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $131,050, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $61,000, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year629Under $61,000
15%2 – 4 years944$61,000 – $76,920
25%5 – 9 years1,572$76,920 – $99,040
25%10 – 14 years1,572$99,040 – $125,560
15%15 – 20 years944$99,040 – $131,050
10%20+ years629Above $131,050
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 New York psychologists earn about $88,595 per year which is more than the average U.S. psychologist of $82,770.

Cost-of-living in New York is 10% higher than the national average, which means New York 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 New York School Psychologists salary is $97,640.
  • Adjusted for cost-of-living, New York School Psychologists earn an average salary of $88,595.

More cost-of-living reports for U.S. States.

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $97,640, New York School Psychologists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($120,350), Psychology Teachers ($104,580), and Forensic Psychologists ($104,140).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($56,050), Health Care Social Workers ($61,680), Marriage and Family Therapists ($62,210), and Social Workers ($68,660).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$120,350
Psychology Teachers$104,580
Forensic Psychologists$104,140
School Psychologists$97,640
Social Workers$68,660
Marriage and Family Therapists$62,210
Health Care Social Workers$61,680
Substance Abuse Counselors$56,050
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salaries Ranked by New York Cities

The average salary for School Psychologists in New York is $97,640. The top cities that pay School Psychologists the most are New York-Newark-Jersey City ($98,980), Kingston ($96,930) and Utica-Rome ($89,720).

When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay School Psychologists the highest average annual salary are Utica-Rome ($96,142), Kingston ($95,422) and Syracuse ($86,293).

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
New York-Newark-Jersey City$98,980$85,719$-13,261
Kingston$96,930$95,422$-1,508
Utica-Rome$89,720$96,142$6,422
Syracuse$83,350$86,293$2,943
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls$81,270$84,922$3,652
Central East New York Nonmetropolitan Area$78,500$85,196$6,696
Binghamton$78,380$82,758$4,378
Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area$76,740$83,286$6,546
Albany-Schenectady-Troy$75,090$74,865$-225
Glens Falls$73,840$76,116$2,276
Rochester$73,090$74,362$1,272
Southwest New York Nonmetropolitan Area$70,990$77,046$6,056
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary FAQ for New York School Psychologists

New York School Psychologists earn between $61,000 and $131,050 a year depending on their level of education, experience and skill.

There are currently 6,290 School Psychologists employed in New York which is about 11% of the U.S. total.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists are the highest paid psychologists in New York with an average annual wage of $120,350.

An entry level psychologist makes as much as $61,000 a year in New York

The most School Psychologists work in the New York-Newark-Jersey City area where 6,310 School Psychologists are employed.

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in New York earn 88,595 per year, while the average across the United States earns $82,770.

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

City and Rural Summaries

Albany-Schenectady-Troy

Average School Psychologists Salary: $75,090
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $74,865
Hourly Wage: $36.10
Currently Employed: 270
Cost-of-Living Index: 100.30
Albany-Schenectady-Troy Salary Report

Binghamton

Average School Psychologists Salary: $78,380
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $82,758
Hourly Wage: $38
Currently Employed: 50
Cost-of-Living Index: 94.71
Binghamton Salary Report

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls

Average School Psychologists Salary: $81,270
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $84,922
Hourly Wage: $39.07
Currently Employed: 250
Cost-of-Living Index: 95.70
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls Salary Report

Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $76,740
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $83,286
Hourly Wage: $37
Currently Employed: 120
Cost-of-Living Index: 92.14
Capital/Northern New York Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

Central East New York Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $78,500
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $85,196
Hourly Wage: $37.74
Currently Employed: 110
Cost-of-Living Index: 92.14
Central East New York Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

Glens Falls

Average School Psychologists Salary: $73,840
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $76,116
Hourly Wage: $36
Currently Employed: 30
Cost-of-Living Index: 97.01
Glens Falls Salary Report

Kingston

Average School Psychologists Salary: $96,930
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $95,422
Hourly Wage: $46.60
Currently Employed: 50
Cost-of-Living Index: 101.58
Kingston Salary Report

New York-Newark-Jersey City

Average School Psychologists Salary: $98,980
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $85,719
Hourly Wage: $48
Currently Employed: 6,310
Cost-of-Living Index: 115.47
New York-Newark-Jersey City Salary Report

Rochester

Average School Psychologists Salary: $73,090
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $74,362
Hourly Wage: $35.14
Currently Employed: 400
Cost-of-Living Index: 98.29
Rochester Salary Report

Southwest New York Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $70,990
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $77,046
Hourly Wage: $34
Currently Employed: 80
Cost-of-Living Index: 92.14
Southwest New York Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

Syracuse

Average School Psychologists Salary: $83,350
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $86,293
Hourly Wage: $40.07
Currently Employed: 210
Cost-of-Living Index: 96.59
Syracuse Salary Report

Utica-Rome

Average School Psychologists Salary: $89,720
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $96,142
Hourly Wage: $43
Currently Employed: 80
Cost-of-Living Index: 93.32
Utica-Rome Salary Report

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