Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is 1,840.
  • School Psychologists in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington earn an average of $73,600 per year or $35.39 per hour.
  • The percentage of Texas School Psychologists who work in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is 28%.
  • The percentage of U.S. School Psychologists who work in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is 3%.

Rankings for Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington

  • Ranks #4 in Texas for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Texas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #141 in the nation for salary and #34 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #5 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Texas

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington School Psychologists earn an average of $73,600 or $35.39 per hour which is 3% more than the Texas average salary of $71,080.

AverageDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTexas% Difference
Hourly Wage$35.39$34.173.57%
Annual Salary$73,600$71,0803.55%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington School Psychologists earn an average of $73,600 or $35.39 per hour which is 11% less than the U.S. average salary of $82,770.

AverageDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$35.39$39.80-11.08%
Annual Salary$73,600$82,770-11.08%
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 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington earns an average annual salary of $70,055 which compares to the Texas average annual salary of $71,080. per year.

Cost-of-living in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is 5% higher than the Texas average, which means Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Texas average.

  • Texas average salary is $71,080.
  • Texas cost-of-living adjusted salary is $71,408.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington average salary is $73,600.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington cost-of-living adjusted salary is $70,055.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington$73,600105.06%$70,055
Texas$71,08099.54%$71,408
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 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $62,760 and $80,610 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $97,980, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated School Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $60,360, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year184Under $60,360
15%2 – 4 years276$60,360 – $62,760
25%5 – 9 years460$62,760 – $77,290
25%10 – 14 years460$77,290 – $80,610
15%15 – 20 years276$77,290 – $97,980
10%20+ years184Above $97,980
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 $73,600, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington School Psychologists tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($103,760), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($86,300), and Psychology Teachers ($80,480).

However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($51,540), Substance Abuse Counselors ($52,660), Marriage and Family Therapists ($59,690), and Health Care Social Workers ($67,020).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$103,760
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$86,300
Psychology Teachers$80,480
School Psychologists$73,600
Health Care Social Workers$67,020
Marriage and Family Therapists$59,690
Substance Abuse Counselors$52,660
Social Workers$51,540
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington School Psychologists

The number of School Psychologists currently employed in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is 1,840.

School Psychologists earn an average of $73,600 per year or $35.39 per hour in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington School Psychologists earn an average of $70,055 per year or $34 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington are Forensic Psychologists($103,760), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($86,300), Psychology Teachers($80,480).


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