Salary Report for Illinois School Psychologists

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Illinois is 3,380.
  • School Psychologists in Illinois earn an average of $75,240 per year or $36.17 per hour.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Illinois is 6%.

Illinois Rankings

  • Illinois ranks #27 in the U.S. for School Psychologists salary and #17 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Illinois ranks #4 in the U.S. for the total number of School Psychologists employed.

Compare Illinois to U.S.

Illinois School Psychologists earn an average of $75,240 which is 9% less than the national average salary of $82,770.

TypeIllinoisU.S.% Difference
Average Hourly Wage$36.17$39.80-9.12%
Average Annual Salary$75,240$82,770-9.10%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Range by Education and Experience

In Illinois, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $59,260 and $97,470 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $103,590, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $39,120, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year338Under $39,120
15%2 – 4 years507$39,120 – $59,260
25%5 – 9 years845$59,260 – $74,870
25%10 – 14 years845$74,870 – $97,470
15%15 – 20 years507$74,870 – $103,590
10%20+ years338Above $103,590
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 Illinois psychologists earn about $74,881 per year which is more than the average U.S. psychologist of $82,770.

Cost-of-living in Illinois is 0% higher than the national average, which means Illinois 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 Illinois School Psychologists salary is $75,240.
  • Adjusted for cost-of-living, Illinois School Psychologists earn an average salary of $74,881.

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Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $75,240, Illinois School Psychologists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($101,090), Forensic Psychologists ($99,740), and Psychology Teachers ($85,420).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,480), Marriage and Family Therapists ($53,560), Social Workers ($55,930), and Health Care Social Workers ($59,090).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$101,090
Forensic Psychologists$99,740
Psychology Teachers$85,420
School Psychologists$75,240
Health Care Social Workers$59,090
Social Workers$55,930
Marriage and Family Therapists$53,560
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,480
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salaries Ranked by Illinois Cities

The average salary for School Psychologists in Illinois is $75,240. The top cities that pay School Psychologists the most are Chicago-Naperville-Elgin ($77,460), Rockford ($77,410) and Champaign-Urbana ($70,740).

When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay School Psychologists the highest average annual salary are Rockford ($84,518), Champaign-Urbana ($76,138) and South Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area ($74,774).

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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin$77,460$73,877$-3,583
Rockford$77,410$84,518$7,108
Champaign-Urbana$70,740$76,138$5,398
Peoria$66,580$74,258$7,678
Springfield$65,140$71,788$6,648
South Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area$64,620$74,774$10,154
West Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area$64,020$74,080$10,060
Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area$61,800$71,511$9,711
Bloomington$61,040$64,798$3,758
East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area$58,530$67,727$9,197
Carbondale-Marion$56,500$65,447$8,947
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary FAQ for Illinois School Psychologists

Illinois School Psychologists earn between $39,120 and $103,590 a year depending on their level of education, experience and skill.

There are currently 3,380 School Psychologists employed in Illinois which is about 6% of the U.S. total.

Clinical and Counseling Psychologists are the highest paid psychologists in Illinois with an average annual wage of $101,090.

An entry level psychologist makes as much as $39,120 a year in Illinois

The most School Psychologists work in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin area where 2,670 School Psychologists are employed.

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in Illinois earn 74,881 per year, while the average across the United States earns $82,770.

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

City and Rural Summaries

Bloomington

Average School Psychologists Salary: $61,040
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $64,798
Hourly Wage: $29.35
Currently Employed: 40
Cost-of-Living Index: 94.20
Bloomington Salary Report

Carbondale-Marion

Average School Psychologists Salary: $56,500
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $65,447
Hourly Wage: $27
Currently Employed: 30
Cost-of-Living Index: 86.33
Carbondale-Marion Salary Report

Champaign-Urbana

Average School Psychologists Salary: $70,740
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $76,138
Hourly Wage: $34.01
Currently Employed: 80
Cost-of-Living Index: 92.91
Champaign-Urbana Salary Report

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin

Average School Psychologists Salary: $77,460
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $73,877
Hourly Wage: $37
Currently Employed: 2,670
Cost-of-Living Index: 104.85
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Salary Report

East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $58,530
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $67,727
Hourly Wage: $28.14
Currently Employed: 50
Cost-of-Living Index: 86.42
East Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $61,800
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $71,511
Hourly Wage: $30
Currently Employed: 50
Cost-of-Living Index: 86.42
Northwest Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

Peoria

Average School Psychologists Salary: $66,580
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $74,258
Hourly Wage: $32.01
Currently Employed: 70
Cost-of-Living Index: 89.66
Peoria Salary Report

Rockford

Average School Psychologists Salary: $77,410
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $84,518
Hourly Wage: $37
Currently Employed: 100
Cost-of-Living Index: 91.59
Rockford Salary Report

South Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $64,620
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $74,774
Hourly Wage: $31.07
Currently Employed: 30
Cost-of-Living Index: 86.42
South Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

Springfield

Average School Psychologists Salary: $65,140
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $71,788
Hourly Wage: $31
Currently Employed: 50
Cost-of-Living Index: 90.74
Springfield Salary Report

West Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $64,020
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $74,080
Hourly Wage: $30.78
Currently Employed: 90
Cost-of-Living Index: 86.42
West Central Illinois Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

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