Salary Report for Texas School Psychologists

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Texas is 6,690.
  • School Psychologists in Texas earn an average of $71,080 per year or $34.17 per hour.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Texas is 12%.

Texas Rankings

  • Texas ranks #32 in the U.S. for School Psychologists salary and #18 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Texas ranks #2 in the U.S. for the total number of School Psychologists employed.

Compare Texas to U.S.

Texas School Psychologists earn an average of $71,080 which is 14% less than the national average salary of $82,770.

TypeTexasU.S.% Difference
Average Hourly Wage$34.17$39.80-14.15%
Average Annual Salary$71,080$82,770-14.12%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Range by Education and Experience

In Texas, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $62,070 and $79,500 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $82,390, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $58,570, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year669Under $58,570
15%2 – 4 years1,004$58,570 – $62,070
25%5 – 9 years1,672$62,070 – $73,430
25%10 – 14 years1,672$73,430 – $79,500
15%15 – 20 years1,004$73,430 – $82,390
10%20+ years669Above $82,390
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 Texas psychologists earn about $71,408 per year which is less than the average U.S. psychologist of $82,770.

Cost-of-living in Texas is 0% less than the national average, which means Texas 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 Texas School Psychologists salary is $71,080.
  • Adjusted for cost-of-living, Texas School Psychologists earn an average salary of $71,408.

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Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $71,080, Texas School Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($101,680), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($82,510), and Psychology Teachers ($71,240).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($49,310), Substance Abuse Counselors ($49,510), Marriage and Family Therapists ($56,950), and Health Care Social Workers ($64,840).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$101,680
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$82,510
Psychology Teachers$71,240
School Psychologists$71,080
Health Care Social Workers$64,840
Marriage and Family Therapists$56,950
Substance Abuse Counselors$49,510
Social Workers$49,310
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salaries Ranked by Texas Cities

The average salary for School Psychologists in Texas is $71,080. The top cities that pay School Psychologists the most are Longview ($76,750), San Antonio-New Braunfels ($75,300) and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land ($73,770).

When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay School Psychologists the highest average annual salary are Longview ($81,806), San Antonio-New Braunfels ($76,900) and El Paso ($74,938).

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
Longview$76,750$81,806$5,056
San Antonio-New Braunfels$75,300$76,900$1,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land$73,770$73,718$-52
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington$73,600$70,055$-3,545
Austin-Round Rock$69,940$68,703$-1,237
El Paso$69,850$74,938$5,088
Beaumont-Port Arthur$68,680$73,486$4,806
Killeen-Temple$68,640$72,750$4,110
Hill Country Region of Texas$68,160$74,647$6,487
Amarillo$68,110$70,823$2,713
Wichita Falls$66,460$72,381$5,921
College Station-Bryan$66,360$69,801$3,441
Waco$66,100$69,999$3,899
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission$66,100$74,698$8,598
Brownsville-Harlingen$65,630$73,117$7,487
Coastal Plains Region of Texas$65,430$71,657$6,227
Big Thicket Region of Texas$65,350$71,569$6,219
Abilene$62,570$66,254$3,684
Tyler$62,480$64,452$1,972
West Texas Region of Texas$62,220$68,141$5,921
North Texas Region of Texas$61,900$67,791$5,891
Corpus Christi$61,770$63,779$2,009
Lubbock$50,870$53,211$2,341
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary FAQ for Texas School Psychologists

Texas School Psychologists earn between $58,570 and $82,390 a year depending on their level of education, experience and skill.

There are currently 6,690 School Psychologists employed in Texas which is about 12% of the U.S. total.

Forensic Psychologists are the highest paid psychologists in Texas with an average annual wage of $101,680.

An entry level psychologist makes as much as $58,570 a year in Texas

The most School Psychologists work in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land area where 1,900 School Psychologists are employed.

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in Texas earn 71,408 per year, while the average across the United States earns $82,770.

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

City and Rural Summaries

Abilene

Average School Psychologists Salary: $62,570
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $66,254
Hourly Wage: $30.08
Currently Employed: 40
Cost-of-Living Index: 94.44
Abilene Salary Report

Amarillo

Average School Psychologists Salary: $68,110
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $70,823
Hourly Wage: $33
Currently Employed: 70
Cost-of-Living Index: 96.17
Amarillo Salary Report

Austin-Round Rock

Average School Psychologists Salary: $69,940
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $68,703
Hourly Wage: $33.62
Currently Employed: 470
Cost-of-Living Index: 101.80
Austin-Round Rock Salary Report

Beaumont-Port Arthur

Average School Psychologists Salary: $68,680
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $73,486
Hourly Wage: $33
Currently Employed: 70
Cost-of-Living Index: 93.46
Beaumont-Port Arthur Salary Report

Big Thicket Region of Texas

Average School Psychologists Salary: $65,350
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $71,569
Hourly Wage: $31.42
Currently Employed: 80
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.31
Big Thicket Region of Texas Salary Report

Brownsville-Harlingen

Average School Psychologists Salary: $65,630
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $73,117
Hourly Wage: $32
Currently Employed: 110
Cost-of-Living Index: 89.76
Brownsville-Harlingen Salary Report

Coastal Plains Region of Texas

Average School Psychologists Salary: $65,430
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $71,657
Hourly Wage: $31.46
Currently Employed: 100
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.31
Coastal Plains Region of Texas Salary Report

College Station-Bryan

Average School Psychologists Salary: $66,360
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $69,801
Hourly Wage: $32
Currently Employed: 40
Cost-of-Living Index: 95.07
College Station-Bryan Salary Report

Corpus Christi

Average School Psychologists Salary: $61,770
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $63,779
Hourly Wage: $29.70
Currently Employed: 80
Cost-of-Living Index: 96.85
Corpus Christi Salary Report

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

Average School Psychologists Salary: $73,600
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $70,055
Hourly Wage: $35
Currently Employed: 1,840
Cost-of-Living Index: 105.06
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Salary Report

El Paso

Average School Psychologists Salary: $69,850
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $74,938
Hourly Wage: $33.58
Currently Employed: 200
Cost-of-Living Index: 93.21
El Paso Salary Report

Hill Country Region of Texas

Average School Psychologists Salary: $68,160
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $74,647
Hourly Wage: $33
Currently Employed: 100
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.31
Hill Country Region of Texas Salary Report

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

Average School Psychologists Salary: $73,770
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $73,718
Hourly Wage: $35.47
Currently Employed: 1,900
Cost-of-Living Index: 100.07
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Salary Report

Killeen-Temple

Average School Psychologists Salary: $68,640
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $72,750
Hourly Wage: $33
Currently Employed: 110
Cost-of-Living Index: 94.35
Killeen-Temple Salary Report

Longview

Average School Psychologists Salary: $76,750
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $81,806
Hourly Wage: $36.90
Currently Employed: 40
Cost-of-Living Index: 93.82
Longview Salary Report

Lubbock

Average School Psychologists Salary: $50,870
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $53,211
Hourly Wage: $24
Currently Employed: 110
Cost-of-Living Index: 95.60
Lubbock Salary Report

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

Average School Psychologists Salary: $66,100
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $74,698
Hourly Wage: $31.78
Currently Employed: 230
Cost-of-Living Index: 88.49
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Salary Report

North Texas Region of Texas

Average School Psychologists Salary: $61,900
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $67,791
Hourly Wage: $30
Currently Employed: 120
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.31
North Texas Region of Texas Salary Report

San Antonio-New Braunfels

Average School Psychologists Salary: $75,300
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $76,900
Hourly Wage: $36.20
Currently Employed: 440
Cost-of-Living Index: 97.92
San Antonio-New Braunfels Salary Report

Tyler

Average School Psychologists Salary: $62,480
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $64,452
Hourly Wage: $30
Currently Employed: 50
Cost-of-Living Index: 96.94
Tyler Salary Report

Waco

Average School Psychologists Salary: $66,100
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $69,999
Hourly Wage: $31.78
Currently Employed: 60
Cost-of-Living Index: 94.43
Waco Salary Report

West Texas Region of Texas

Average School Psychologists Salary: $62,220
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $68,141
Hourly Wage: $30
Currently Employed: 140
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.31
West Texas Region of Texas Salary Report

Wichita Falls

Average School Psychologists Salary: $66,460
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $72,381
Hourly Wage: $31.95
Currently Employed: 30
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.82
Wichita Falls Salary Report

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