Salary Report for Florida School Psychologists

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Florida is 2,660.
  • School Psychologists in Florida earn an average of $72,910 per year or $35.05 per hour.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Florida is 5%.

Florida Rankings

  • Florida ranks #31 in the U.S. for School Psychologists salary and #16 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Florida ranks #5 in the U.S. for the total number of School Psychologists employed.

Compare Florida to U.S.

Florida School Psychologists earn an average of $72,910 which is 11% less than the national average salary of $82,770.

TypeFloridaU.S.% Difference
Average Hourly Wage$35.05$39.80-11.93%
Average Annual Salary$72,910$82,770-11.91%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Range by Education and Experience

In Florida, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $60,310 and $78,780 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $100,040, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $46,380, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year266Under $46,380
15%2 – 4 years399$46,380 – $60,310
25%5 – 9 years665$60,310 – $75,000
25%10 – 14 years665$75,000 – $78,780
15%15 – 20 years399$75,000 – $100,040
10%20+ years266Above $100,040
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 Florida psychologists earn about $72,396 per year which is more than the average U.S. psychologist of $82,770.

Cost-of-living in Florida is 1% higher than the national average, which means Florida residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to other states.

  • National average salary for School Psychologists is $82,770.
  • Average Florida School Psychologists salary is $72,910.
  • Adjusted for cost-of-living, Florida School Psychologists earn an average salary of $72,396.

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

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $72,910, Florida School Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($103,240), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($87,730), and Psychology Teachers ($77,120).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($46,410), Social Workers ($48,890), Substance Abuse Counselors ($50,010), and Health Care Social Workers ($58,420).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$103,240
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$87,730
Psychology Teachers$77,120
School Psychologists$72,910
Health Care Social Workers$58,420
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,010
Social Workers$48,890
Marriage and Family Therapists$46,410
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salaries Ranked by Florida Cities

The average salary for School Psychologists in Florida is $72,910. The top cities that pay School Psychologists the most are Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach ($82,350), Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford ($75,940) and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($75,280).

When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay School Psychologists the highest average annual salary are Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford ($76,971), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($75,964) and Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach ($74,877).

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
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach$82,350$74,877$-7,473
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford$75,940$76,971$1,031
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater$75,280$75,964$684
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton$73,450$73,077$-373
Port St. Lucie$65,340$68,063$2,723
Jacksonville$63,450$65,874$2,424
Lakeland-Winter Haven$61,450$65,435$3,985
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville$60,680$62,608$1,928
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach$58,050$60,488$2,438
Gainesville$56,220$59,593$3,373
Tallahassee$48,210$51,722$3,512
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary FAQ for Florida School Psychologists

Florida School Psychologists earn between $46,380 and $100,040 a year depending on their level of education, experience and skill.

There are currently 2,660 School Psychologists employed in Florida which is about 5% of the U.S. total.

Forensic Psychologists are the highest paid psychologists in Florida with an average annual wage of $103,240.

An entry level psychologist makes as much as $46,380 a year in Florida

The most School Psychologists work in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach area where 840 School Psychologists are employed.

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in Florida earn 72,396 per year, while the average across the United States earns $82,770.

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

City and Rural Summaries

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach

Average School Psychologists Salary: $58,050
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $60,488
Hourly Wage: $27.91
Currently Employed: 80
Cost-of-Living Index: 95.97
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach Salary Report

Gainesville

Average School Psychologists Salary: $56,220
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $59,593
Hourly Wage: $27
Currently Employed: 70
Cost-of-Living Index: 94.34
Gainesville Salary Report

Jacksonville

Average School Psychologists Salary: $63,450
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $65,874
Hourly Wage: $30.50
Currently Employed: 170
Cost-of-Living Index: 96.32
Jacksonville Salary Report

Lakeland-Winter Haven

Average School Psychologists Salary: $61,450
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $65,435
Hourly Wage: $30
Currently Employed: 80
Cost-of-Living Index: 93.91
Lakeland-Winter Haven Salary Report

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

Average School Psychologists Salary: $82,350
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $74,877
Hourly Wage: $39.59
Currently Employed: 840
Cost-of-Living Index: 109.98
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Salary Report

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton

Average School Psychologists Salary: $73,450
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $73,077
Hourly Wage: $35
Currently Employed: 80
Cost-of-Living Index: 100.51
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Salary Report

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford

Average School Psychologists Salary: $75,940
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $76,971
Hourly Wage: $36.51
Currently Employed: 280
Cost-of-Living Index: 98.66
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Salary Report

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville

Average School Psychologists Salary: $60,680
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $62,608
Hourly Wage: $29
Currently Employed: 90
Cost-of-Living Index: 96.92
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Salary Report

Port St. Lucie

Average School Psychologists Salary: $65,340
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $68,063
Hourly Wage: $31.41
Currently Employed: 60
Cost-of-Living Index: 96.00
Port St. Lucie Salary Report

Tallahassee

Average School Psychologists Salary: $48,210
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $51,722
Hourly Wage: $23
Currently Employed: 90
Cost-of-Living Index: 93.21
Tallahassee Salary Report

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater

Average School Psychologists Salary: $75,280
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $75,964
Hourly Wage: $36.19
Currently Employed: 440
Cost-of-Living Index: 99.10
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Salary Report

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