Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Raleigh is 280.
  • School Psychologists in Raleigh earn an average of $76,830 per year or $36.94 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Carolina School Psychologists who work in Raleigh is less than 1%.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Raleigh is less than 1%.

Rankings for Raleigh

  • Ranks #1 in North Carolina for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in North Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #111 in the nation for salary and #160 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #36 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Carolina

Raleigh School Psychologists earn an average of $76,830 or $36.94 per hour which is 18% more than the North Carolina average salary of $65,110.

AverageRaleighNorth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$36.94$31.3018.02%
Annual Salary$76,830$65,11018.00%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Raleigh School Psychologists earn an average of $76,830 or $36.94 per hour which is 7% less than the U.S. average salary of $82,770.

AverageRaleighU.S.%
Hourly Wage$36.94$39.80-7.19%
Annual Salary$76,830$82,770-7.18%
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 Raleigh earns an average annual salary of $80,316 which compares to the North Carolina average annual salary of $65,110. per year.

Cost-of-living in Raleigh is 4% less than the North Carolina average, which means Raleigh residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to North Carolina average.

  • North Carolina average salary is $65,110.
  • North Carolina cost-of-living adjusted salary is $70,895.
  • Raleigh average salary is $76,830.
  • Raleigh cost-of-living adjusted salary is $80,316.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Raleigh$76,83095.66%$80,316
North Carolina$65,11091.84%$70,895
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 Raleigh, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $62,930 and $82,390 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $99,350, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $62,070, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year28Under $62,070
15%2 – 4 years42$62,070 – $62,930
25%5 – 9 years70$62,930 – $78,830
25%10 – 14 years70$78,830 – $82,390
15%15 – 20 years42$78,830 – $99,350
10%20+ years28Above $99,350
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 $76,830, Raleigh School Psychologists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($100,280).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($48,450), Social Workers ($52,760), Substance Abuse Counselors ($58,070), Psychology Teachers ($62,040), and Health Care Social Workers ($68,200).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$100,280
School Psychologists$76,830
Health Care Social Workers$68,200
Psychology Teachers$62,040
Substance Abuse Counselors$58,070
Social Workers$52,760
Marriage and Family Therapists$48,450
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Raleigh School Psychologists

The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Raleigh is 280.

School Psychologists earn an average of $76,830 per year or $36.94 per hour in Raleigh.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Raleigh School Psychologists earn an average of $80,316 per year or $39 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Raleigh are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($100,280), School Psychologists($76,830), Health Care Social Workers($68,200).


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