Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Winston-Salem is 70.
  • School Psychologists in Winston-Salem earn an average of $63,610 per year or $30.58 per hour.
  • The percentage of North Carolina School Psychologists who work in Winston-Salem is 6%.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Winston-Salem is less than 1%.

Rankings for Winston-Salem

  • Ranks #4 in North Carolina for salary and #13 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #4 in North Carolina for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #222 in the nation for salary and #377 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #137 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to North Carolina

Winston-Salem School Psychologists earn an average of $63,610 or $30.58 per hour which is 2% less than the North Carolina average salary of $65,110.

AverageWinston-SalemNorth Carolina% Difference
Hourly Wage$30.58$31.30-2.30%
Annual Salary$63,610$65,110-2.30%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Winston-Salem School Psychologists earn an average of $63,610 or $30.58 per hour which is 23% less than the U.S. average salary of $82,770.

AverageWinston-SalemU.S.%
Hourly Wage$30.58$39.80-23.17%
Annual Salary$63,610$82,770-23.15%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in Winston-Salem earns an average annual salary of $71,456 which compares to the North Carolina average annual salary of $65,110. per year.

Cost-of-living in Winston-Salem is 11% less than the North Carolina average, which means Winston-Salem residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to North Carolina average.

  • North Carolina average salary is $65,110.
  • North Carolina cost-of-living adjusted salary is $70,895.
  • Winston-Salem average salary is $63,610.
  • Winston-Salem cost-of-living adjusted salary is $71,456.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Winston-Salem$63,61089.02%$71,456
North Carolina$65,11091.84%$70,895
U.S.$82,770$82,770
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Winston-Salem, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $60,500 and $61,760 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $76,730, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $56,130, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year7Under $56,130
15%2 – 4 years10$56,130 – $60,500
25%5 – 9 years18$60,500 – $60,500
25%10 – 14 years18$60,500 – $61,760
15%15 – 20 years10$60,500 – $76,730
10%20+ years7Above $76,730
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $63,610, Winston-Salem School Psychologists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($74,310).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($49,030), Substance Abuse Counselors ($51,550), and Health Care Social Workers ($62,720).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$74,310
School Psychologists$63,610
Health Care Social Workers$62,720
Substance Abuse Counselors$51,550
Social Workers$49,030
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Winston-Salem School Psychologists

The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Winston-Salem is 70.

School Psychologists earn an average of $63,610 per year or $30.58 per hour in Winston-Salem.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Winston-Salem School Psychologists earn an average of $71,456 per year or $34 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Winston-Salem are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($74,310), School Psychologists($63,610), Health Care Social Workers($62,720).


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