Salary Report for Ohio School Psychologists

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Ohio is 2,110.
  • School Psychologists in Ohio earn an average of $74,200 per year or $35.68 per hour.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Ohio is 4%.

Ohio Rankings

  • Ohio ranks #29 in the U.S. for School Psychologists salary and #40 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ohio ranks #7 in the U.S. for the total number of School Psychologists employed.

Compare Ohio to U.S.

Ohio School Psychologists earn an average of $74,200 which is 10% less than the national average salary of $82,770.

TypeOhioU.S.% Difference
Average Hourly Wage$35.68$39.80-10.35%
Average Annual Salary$74,200$82,770-10.35%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Range by Education and Experience

In Ohio, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $59,740 and $93,710 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $101,100, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $47,060, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year211Under $47,060
15%2 – 4 years316$47,060 – $59,740
25%5 – 9 years528$59,740 – $77,100
25%10 – 14 years528$77,100 – $93,710
15%15 – 20 years316$77,100 – $101,100
10%20+ years211Above $101,100
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 Ohio psychologists earn about $80,925 per year which is less than the average U.S. psychologist of $82,770.

Cost-of-living in Ohio is 8% less than the national average, which means Ohio residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to other states.

  • National average salary for School Psychologists is $82,770.
  • Average Ohio School Psychologists salary is $74,200.
  • Adjusted for cost-of-living, Ohio School Psychologists earn an average salary of $80,925.

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

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $74,200, Ohio School Psychologists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($105,460), Industrial Organizational Psychologists ($102,090), Forensic Psychologists ($96,970), and Psychology Teachers ($90,000).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($48,200), Substance Abuse Counselors ($51,110), Marriage and Family Therapists ($54,600), and Health Care Social Workers ($58,120).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$105,460
Industrial Organizational Psychologists$102,090
Forensic Psychologists$96,970
Psychology Teachers$90,000
School Psychologists$74,200
Health Care Social Workers$58,120
Marriage and Family Therapists$54,600
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,110
Social Workers$48,200
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salaries Ranked by Ohio Cities

The average salary for School Psychologists in Ohio is $74,200. The top cities that pay School Psychologists the most are Cincinnati ($81,440), Columbus ($75,760) and Dayton ($74,110).

When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay School Psychologists the highest average annual salary are Cincinnati ($87,120), Dayton ($84,446) and North Northeastern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area ($83,079).

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
Cincinnati$81,440$87,120$5,680
Columbus$75,760$80,399$4,639
Dayton$74,110$84,446$10,336
Cleveland-Elyria$73,590$79,129$5,539
North Northeastern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area$72,910$83,079$10,169
Canton-Massillon$72,670$82,178$9,508
West Northwestern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area$72,200$82,270$10,070
Southern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area$69,430$79,113$9,683
Eastern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area$68,160$77,666$9,506
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman$67,770$77,372$9,602
Toledo$66,450$73,102$6,652
Akron$65,180$70,116$4,936
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary FAQ for Ohio School Psychologists

Ohio School Psychologists earn between $47,060 and $101,100 a year depending on their level of education, experience and skill.

There are currently 2,110 School Psychologists employed in Ohio which is about 4% of the U.S. total.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists are the highest paid psychologists in Ohio with an average annual wage of $105,460.

An entry level psychologist makes as much as $47,060 a year in Ohio

The most School Psychologists work in the Cincinnati area where 460 School Psychologists are employed.

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in Ohio earn 80,925 per year, while the average across the United States earns $82,770.

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

City and Rural Summaries

Akron

Average School Psychologists Salary: $65,180
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $70,116
Hourly Wage: $31.34
Currently Employed: 180
Cost-of-Living Index: 92.96
Akron Salary Report

Canton-Massillon

Average School Psychologists Salary: $72,670
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $82,178
Hourly Wage: $35
Currently Employed: 100
Cost-of-Living Index: 88.43
Canton-Massillon Salary Report

Cincinnati

Average School Psychologists Salary: $81,440
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $87,120
Hourly Wage: $39.15
Currently Employed: 460
Cost-of-Living Index: 93.48
Cincinnati Salary Report

Cleveland-Elyria

Average School Psychologists Salary: $73,590
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $79,129
Hourly Wage: $35
Currently Employed: 250
Cost-of-Living Index: 93.00
Cleveland-Elyria Salary Report

Columbus

Average School Psychologists Salary: $75,760
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $80,399
Hourly Wage: $36.42
Currently Employed: 440
Cost-of-Living Index: 94.23
Columbus Salary Report

Dayton

Average School Psychologists Salary: $74,110
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $84,446
Hourly Wage: $36
Currently Employed: 130
Cost-of-Living Index: 87.76
Dayton Salary Report

Eastern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $68,160
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $77,666
Hourly Wage: $32.77
Currently Employed: 60
Cost-of-Living Index: 87.76
Eastern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

North Northeastern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $72,910
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $83,079
Hourly Wage: $35
Currently Employed: 110
Cost-of-Living Index: 87.76
North Northeastern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

Southern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $69,430
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $79,113
Hourly Wage: $33.38
Currently Employed: 70
Cost-of-Living Index: 87.76
Southern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

Toledo

Average School Psychologists Salary: $66,450
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $73,102
Hourly Wage: $32
Currently Employed: 110
Cost-of-Living Index: 90.90
Toledo Salary Report

West Northwestern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $72,200
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $82,270
Hourly Wage: $34.71
Currently Employed: 100
Cost-of-Living Index: 87.76
West Northwestern Ohio Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman

Average School Psychologists Salary: $67,770
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $77,372
Hourly Wage: $33
Currently Employed: 100
Cost-of-Living Index: 87.59
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman Salary Report

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