Salary Report for Delaware School Psychologists

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Delaware is 310.
  • School Psychologists in Delaware earn an average of $74,220 per year or $35.69 per hour.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Delaware is 1%.

Delaware Rankings

  • Delaware ranks #28 in the U.S. for School Psychologists salary and #22 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Delaware ranks #34 in the U.S. for the total number of School Psychologists employed.

Compare Delaware to U.S.

Delaware School Psychologists earn an average of $74,220 which is 10% less than the national average salary of $82,770.

TypeDelawareU.S.% Difference
Average Hourly Wage$35.69$39.80-10.33%
Average Annual Salary$74,220$82,770-10.33%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Range by Education and Experience

In Delaware, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $62,660 and $93,350 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $103,020, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $47,270, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year31Under $47,270
15%2 – 4 years46$47,270 – $62,660
25%5 – 9 years78$62,660 – $73,260
25%10 – 14 years78$73,260 – $93,350
15%15 – 20 years46$73,260 – $103,020
10%20+ years31Above $103,020
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 Delaware psychologists earn about $75,835 per year which is less than the average U.S. psychologist of $82,770.

Cost-of-living in Delaware is 2% less than the national average, which means Delaware 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 Delaware School Psychologists salary is $74,220.
  • Adjusted for cost-of-living, Delaware School Psychologists earn an average salary of $75,835.

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Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $74,220, Delaware School Psychologists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($129,450).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($41,450), Substance Abuse Counselors ($47,950), Marriage and Family Therapists ($54,540), and Health Care Social Workers ($56,330).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$129,450
School Psychologists$74,220
Health Care Social Workers$56,330
Marriage and Family Therapists$54,540
Substance Abuse Counselors$47,950
Social Workers$41,450
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salaries Ranked by Delaware Cities

The average salary for School Psychologists in Delaware is $74,220. The top cities that pay School Psychologists the most is Dover ($71,180).

When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay School Psychologists the highest average annual salary is Dover ($75,013).

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
Dover$71,180$75,013$3,833
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary FAQ for Delaware School Psychologists

Delaware School Psychologists earn between $47,270 and $103,020 a year depending on their level of education, experience and skill.

There are currently 310 School Psychologists employed in Delaware which is about 1% of the U.S. total.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists are the highest paid psychologists in Delaware with an average annual wage of $129,450.

An entry level psychologist makes as much as $47,270 a year in Delaware

The most School Psychologists work in the Dover area where 50 School Psychologists are employed.

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in Delaware earn 75,835 per year, while the average across the United States earns $82,770.

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

City and Rural Summaries

Dover

Average School Psychologists Salary: $71,180
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $75,013
Hourly Wage: $34.22
Currently Employed: 50
Cost-of-Living Index: 94.89
Dover Salary Report

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