Salary Report for Massachusetts School Psychologists

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Massachusetts is 1,890.
  • School Psychologists in Massachusetts earn an average of $92,730 per year or $44.58 per hour.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Massachusetts is 3%.

Massachusetts Rankings

  • Massachusetts ranks #6 in the U.S. for School Psychologists salary and #6 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Massachusetts ranks #8 in the U.S. for the total number of School Psychologists employed.

Compare Massachusetts to U.S.

Massachusetts School Psychologists earn an average of $92,730 which is 12% more than the national average salary of $82,770.

TypeMassachusettsU.S.% Difference
Average Hourly Wage$44.58$39.8012.01%
Average Annual Salary$92,730$82,77012.03%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Range by Education and Experience

In Massachusetts, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $75,000 and $104,650 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $125,530, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $60,600, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year189Under $60,600
15%2 – 4 years284$60,600 – $75,000
25%5 – 9 years472$75,000 – $94,460
25%10 – 14 years472$94,460 – $104,650
15%15 – 20 years284$94,460 – $125,530
10%20+ years189Above $125,530
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 Massachusetts psychologists earn about $86,309 per year which is more than the average U.S. psychologist of $82,770.

Cost-of-living in Massachusetts is 7% higher than the national average, which means Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts School Psychologists salary is $92,730.
  • Adjusted for cost-of-living, Massachusetts School Psychologists earn an average salary of $86,309.

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Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $92,730, Massachusetts School Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($100,070), and Psychology Teachers ($96,650).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($53,940), Social Workers ($54,980), Substance Abuse Counselors ($55,160), Health Care Social Workers ($64,250), Industrial Organizational Psychologists ($72,640), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($92,110).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$100,070
Psychology Teachers$96,650
School Psychologists$92,730
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$92,110
Industrial Organizational Psychologists$72,640
Health Care Social Workers$64,250
Substance Abuse Counselors$55,160
Social Workers$54,980
Marriage and Family Therapists$53,940
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salaries Ranked by Massachusetts Cities

The average salary for School Psychologists in Massachusetts is $92,730. The top cities that pay School Psychologists the most are Boston-Cambridge-Nashua ($94,800), Worcester ($93,130) and Barnstable Town ($91,560).

When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay School Psychologists the highest average annual salary are Boston-Cambridge-Nashua ($87,204), Worcester ($85,668) and Barnstable Town ($84,224).

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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua$94,800$87,204$-7,596
Worcester$93,130$85,668$-7,462
Barnstable Town$91,560$84,224$-7,336
Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area$83,850$77,132$-6,718
New Bedford$81,410$74,887$-6,523
Springfield$80,320$73,885$-6,435
Leominster-Gardner$75,590$69,534$-6,056
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary FAQ for Massachusetts School Psychologists

Massachusetts School Psychologists earn between $60,600 and $125,530 a year depending on their level of education, experience and skill.

There are currently 1,890 School Psychologists employed in Massachusetts which is about 3% of the U.S. total.

Forensic Psychologists are the highest paid psychologists in Massachusetts with an average annual wage of $100,070.

An entry level psychologist makes as much as $60,600 a year in Massachusetts

The most School Psychologists work in the Boston-Cambridge-Nashua area where 1,350 School Psychologists are employed.

After being adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in Massachusetts earn 86,309 per year, while the average across the United States earns $82,770.

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

City and Rural Summaries

Barnstable Town

Average School Psychologists Salary: $91,560
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $84,224
Hourly Wage: $44.02
Currently Employed: 60
Cost-of-Living Index: 108.71
Barnstable Town Salary Report

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua

Average School Psychologists Salary: $94,800
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $87,204
Hourly Wage: $46
Currently Employed: 1,350
Cost-of-Living Index: 108.71
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua Salary Report

Leominster-Gardner

Average School Psychologists Salary: $75,590
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $69,534
Hourly Wage: $36.34
Currently Employed: 40
Cost-of-Living Index: 108.71
Leominster-Gardner Salary Report

Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area

Average School Psychologists Salary: $83,850
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $77,132
Hourly Wage: $40
Currently Employed: 50
Cost-of-Living Index: 108.71
Massachusetts Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report

New Bedford

Average School Psychologists Salary: $81,410
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $74,887
Hourly Wage: $39.14
Currently Employed: 40
Cost-of-Living Index: 108.71
New Bedford Salary Report

Springfield

Average School Psychologists Salary: $80,320
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $73,885
Hourly Wage: $39
Currently Employed: 180
Cost-of-Living Index: 108.71
Springfield Salary Report

Worcester

Average School Psychologists Salary: $93,130
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $85,668
Hourly Wage: $44.77
Currently Employed: 180
Cost-of-Living Index: 108.71
Worcester Salary Report

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