Salary Report for Georgia School Psychologists

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Georgia is 830.
  • School Psychologists in Georgia earn an average of $80,350 per year or $38.63 per hour.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Georgia is 1%.

Georgia Rankings

  • Georgia ranks #16 in the U.S. for School Psychologists salary and #27 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Georgia ranks #20 in the U.S. for the total number of School Psychologists employed.

Compare Georgia to U.S.

Georgia School Psychologists earn an average of $80,350 which is 2% less than the national average salary of $82,770.

TypeGeorgiaU.S.% Difference
Average Hourly Wage$38.63$39.80-2.94%
Average Annual Salary$80,350$82,770-2.92%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Range by Education and Experience

In Georgia, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $75,130 and $92,550 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $100,260, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $60,500, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year83Under $60,500
15%2 – 4 years124$60,500 – $75,130
25%5 – 9 years208$75,130 – $78,870
25%10 – 14 years208$78,870 – $92,550
15%15 – 20 years124$78,870 – $100,260
10%20+ years83Above $100,260
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 Georgia psychologists earn about $84,990 per year which is less than the average U.S. psychologist of $82,770.

Cost-of-living in Georgia is 5% less than the national average, which means Georgia 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 Georgia School Psychologists salary is $80,350.
  • Adjusted for cost-of-living, Georgia School Psychologists earn an average salary of $84,990.

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Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $80,350, Georgia School Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($98,360).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($45,740), Social Workers ($48,200), Marriage and Family Therapists ($48,280), Health Care Social Workers ($54,710), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($73,350), and Psychology Teachers ($79,020).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$98,360
School Psychologists$80,350
Psychology Teachers$79,020
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$73,350
Health Care Social Workers$54,710
Marriage and Family Therapists$48,280
Social Workers$48,200
Substance Abuse Counselors$45,740
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salaries Ranked by Georgia Cities

The average salary for School Psychologists in Georgia is $80,350. The top cities that pay School Psychologists the most are Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell ($83,720), Columbus ($78,870) and South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area ($78,670).

When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay School Psychologists the highest average annual salary are South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area ($92,066), Columbus ($89,472) and Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell ($85,289).

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
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell$83,720$85,289$1,569
Columbus$78,870$89,472$10,602
South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area$78,670$92,066$13,396
Savannah$75,640$80,059$4,419
Augusta-Richmond County$72,880$80,132$7,252
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary FAQ for Georgia School Psychologists

Georgia School Psychologists earn between $60,500 and $100,260 a year depending on their level of education, experience and skill.

There are currently 830 School Psychologists employed in Georgia which is about 1% of the U.S. total.

Forensic Psychologists are the highest paid psychologists in Georgia with an average annual wage of $98,360.

An entry level psychologist makes as much as $60,500 a year in Georgia

The most School Psychologists work in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell area where 450 School Psychologists are employed.

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in Georgia earn 84,990 per year, while the average across the United States earns $82,770.

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

City and Rural Summaries

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell

Average School Psychologists Salary: $83,720
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $85,289
Hourly Wage: $40.25
Currently Employed: 450
Cost-of-Living Index: 98.16
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Salary Report

Augusta-Richmond County

Average School Psychologists Salary: $72,880
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $80,132
Hourly Wage: $35
Currently Employed: 60
Cost-of-Living Index: 90.95
Augusta-Richmond County Salary Report

Columbus

Average School Psychologists Salary: $78,870
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $89,472
Hourly Wage: $37.92
Currently Employed: 30
Cost-of-Living Index: 88.15
Columbus Salary Report

Savannah

Average School Psychologists Salary: $75,640
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $80,059
Hourly Wage: $36
Currently Employed: 40
Cost-of-Living Index: 94.48
Savannah Salary Report

South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $78,670
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $92,066
Hourly Wage: $37.82
Currently Employed: 60
Cost-of-Living Index: 85.45
South Georgia Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

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