Salary Report for Utah School Psychologists

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Utah is 500.
  • School Psychologists in Utah earn an average of $64,190 per year or $30.86 per hour.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Utah is 1%.

Utah Rankings

  • Utah ranks #45 in the U.S. for School Psychologists salary and #26 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Utah ranks #27 in the U.S. for the total number of School Psychologists employed.

Compare Utah to U.S.

Utah School Psychologists earn an average of $64,190 which is 22% less than the national average salary of $82,770.

TypeUtahU.S.% Difference
Average Hourly Wage$30.86$39.80-22.46%
Average Annual Salary$64,190$82,770-22.45%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Range by Education and Experience

In Utah, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $50,510 and $78,870 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $98,660, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $31,350, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year50Under $31,350
15%2 – 4 years75$31,350 – $50,510
25%5 – 9 years125$50,510 – $61,710
25%10 – 14 years125$61,710 – $78,870
15%15 – 20 years75$61,710 – $98,660
10%20+ years50Above $98,660
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 Utah psychologists earn about $67,342 per year which is less than the average U.S. psychologist of $82,770.

Cost-of-living in Utah is 5% less than the national average, which means Utah 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 Utah School Psychologists salary is $64,190.
  • Adjusted for cost-of-living, Utah School Psychologists earn an average salary of $67,342.

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Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $64,190, Utah School Psychologists tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($96,460), Forensic Psychologists ($92,580), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($87,030), Marriage and Family Therapists ($86,490), Health Care Social Workers ($67,880), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($66,190).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($51,650).

TitleAnnual Salary
Psychology Teachers$96,460
Forensic Psychologists$92,580
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$87,030
Marriage and Family Therapists$86,490
Health Care Social Workers$67,880
Substance Abuse Counselors$66,190
School Psychologists$64,190
Social Workers$51,650
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salaries Ranked by Utah Cities

The average salary for School Psychologists in Utah is $64,190. The top cities that pay School Psychologists the most are Provo-Orem ($72,240), Salt Lake City ($65,540) and Ogden-Clearfield ($60,600).

When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay School Psychologists the highest average annual salary are Provo-Orem ($75,352), Salt Lake City ($67,069) and Ogden-Clearfield ($63,642).

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
Provo-Orem$72,240$75,352$3,112
Salt Lake City$65,540$67,069$1,529
Ogden-Clearfield$60,600$63,642$3,042
St. George$56,480$60,117$3,637
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary FAQ for Utah School Psychologists

Utah School Psychologists earn between $31,350 and $98,660 a year depending on their level of education, experience and skill.

There are currently 500 School Psychologists employed in Utah which is about 1% of the U.S. total.

Psychology Teachers are the highest paid psychologists in Utah with an average annual wage of $96,460.

An entry level psychologist makes as much as $31,350 a year in Utah

The most School Psychologists work in the Salt Lake City area where 130 School Psychologists are employed.

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in Utah earn 67,342 per year, while the average across the United States earns $82,770.

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

City and Rural Summaries

Ogden-Clearfield

Average School Psychologists Salary: $60,600
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $63,642
Hourly Wage: $29.14
Currently Employed: 90
Cost-of-Living Index: 95.22
Ogden-Clearfield Salary Report

Provo-Orem

Average School Psychologists Salary: $72,240
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $75,352
Hourly Wage: $35
Currently Employed: 100
Cost-of-Living Index: 95.87
Provo-Orem Salary Report

Salt Lake City

Average School Psychologists Salary: $65,540
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $67,069
Hourly Wage: $31.51
Currently Employed: 130
Cost-of-Living Index: 97.72
Salt Lake City Salary Report

St. George

Average School Psychologists Salary: $56,480
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $60,117
Hourly Wage: $27
Currently Employed: 100
Cost-of-Living Index: 93.95
St. George Salary Report

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