Salary Report for Wisconsin School Psychologists

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Wisconsin is 1,170.
  • School Psychologists in Wisconsin earn an average of $73,520 per year or $35.35 per hour.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Wisconsin is 2%.

Wisconsin Rankings

  • Wisconsin ranks #30 in the U.S. for School Psychologists salary and #29 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Wisconsin ranks #13 in the U.S. for the total number of School Psychologists employed.

Compare Wisconsin to U.S.

Wisconsin School Psychologists earn an average of $73,520 which is 11% less than the national average salary of $82,770.

TypeWisconsinU.S.% Difference
Average Hourly Wage$35.35$39.80-11.18%
Average Annual Salary$73,520$82,770-11.18%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Range by Education and Experience

In Wisconsin, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $61,950 and $79,980 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $97,910, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $48,720, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year117Under $48,720
15%2 – 4 years176$48,720 – $61,950
25%5 – 9 years292$61,950 – $76,980
25%10 – 14 years292$76,980 – $79,980
15%15 – 20 years176$76,980 – $97,910
10%20+ years117Above $97,910
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 Wisconsin psychologists earn about $78,893 per year which is less than the average U.S. psychologist of $82,770.

Cost-of-living in Wisconsin is 7% less than the national average, which means Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin School Psychologists salary is $73,520.
  • Adjusted for cost-of-living, Wisconsin School Psychologists earn an average salary of $78,893.

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Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $73,520, Wisconsin School Psychologists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($86,750), Forensic Psychologists ($86,000), and Psychology Teachers ($81,270).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($48,910), Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,010), Health Care Social Workers ($59,000), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($60,190).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$86,750
Forensic Psychologists$86,000
Psychology Teachers$81,270
School Psychologists$73,520
Marriage and Family Therapists$60,190
Health Care Social Workers$59,000
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,010
Social Workers$48,910
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salaries Ranked by Wisconsin Cities

The average salary for School Psychologists in Wisconsin is $73,520. The top cities that pay School Psychologists the most are Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis ($77,420), Janesville-Beloit ($75,140) and Wausau ($74,730).

When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay School Psychologists the highest average annual salary are Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area ($83,626), Wausau ($83,107) and Janesville-Beloit ($81,356).

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
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis$77,420$80,705$3,285
Janesville-Beloit$75,140$81,356$6,216
Wausau$74,730$83,107$8,377
Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area$74,310$83,626$9,316
Madison$73,960$76,240$2,280
Oshkosh-Neenah$73,350$79,841$6,491
Green Bay$72,490$79,060$6,570
Appleton$71,400$77,223$5,823
Racine$71,000$76,981$5,981
South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area$64,690$72,800$8,110
Western Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area$57,150$64,315$7,165
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary FAQ for Wisconsin School Psychologists

Wisconsin School Psychologists earn between $48,720 and $97,910 a year depending on their level of education, experience and skill.

There are currently 1,170 School Psychologists employed in Wisconsin which is about 2% of the U.S. total.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists are the highest paid psychologists in Wisconsin with an average annual wage of $86,750.

An entry level psychologist makes as much as $48,720 a year in Wisconsin

The most School Psychologists work in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area where 340 School Psychologists are employed.

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in Wisconsin earn 78,893 per year, while the average across the United States earns $82,770.

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

City and Rural Summaries

Appleton

Average School Psychologists Salary: $71,400
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $77,223
Hourly Wage: $34.33
Currently Employed: 60
Cost-of-Living Index: 92.46
Appleton Salary Report

Green Bay

Average School Psychologists Salary: $72,490
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $79,060
Hourly Wage: $35
Currently Employed: 60
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.69
Green Bay Salary Report

Janesville-Beloit

Average School Psychologists Salary: $75,140
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $81,356
Hourly Wage: $36.13
Currently Employed: 30
Cost-of-Living Index: 92.36
Janesville-Beloit Salary Report

Madison

Average School Psychologists Salary: $73,960
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $76,240
Hourly Wage: $36
Currently Employed: 200
Cost-of-Living Index: 97.01
Madison Salary Report

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

Average School Psychologists Salary: $77,420
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $80,705
Hourly Wage: $37.22
Currently Employed: 340
Cost-of-Living Index: 95.93
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis Salary Report

Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $74,310
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $83,626
Hourly Wage: $36
Currently Employed: 60
Cost-of-Living Index: 88.86
Northeastern Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

Oshkosh-Neenah

Average School Psychologists Salary: $73,350
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $79,841
Hourly Wage: $35.27
Currently Employed: 30
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.87
Oshkosh-Neenah Salary Report

Racine

Average School Psychologists Salary: $71,000
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $76,981
Hourly Wage: $34
Currently Employed: 40
Cost-of-Living Index: 92.23
Racine Salary Report

South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $64,690
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $72,800
Hourly Wage: $31.10
Currently Employed: 80
Cost-of-Living Index: 88.86
South Central Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

Wausau

Average School Psychologists Salary: $74,730
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $83,107
Hourly Wage: $36
Currently Employed: 30
Cost-of-Living Index: 89.92
Wausau Salary Report

Western Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $57,150
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $64,315
Hourly Wage: $27.48
Currently Employed: 50
Cost-of-Living Index: 88.86
Western Wisconsin Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

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