Salary Report for West Virginia School Psychologists
West Virginia Rankings
Compare West Virginia to U.S.
West Virginia School Psychologists earn an average of $61,210 which is 26% less than the national average salary of $82,770.
|Type||West Virginia||U.S.||% Difference|
|Average Hourly Wage||$29.43||$39.80||-26.06%|
|Average Annual Salary||$61,210||$82,770||-26.05%|
Salary Range by Education and Experience
In West Virginia, 50% of School Psychologists earn between $48,360 and $73,720 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.
About 10% of School Psychologists earn more than $83,930, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced School Psychologists.
Approximately 10% of School Psychologists earn under $39,330, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level School Psychologists.
|10%||Less than a Year||26||Under $39,330|
|15%||2 – 4 years||39||$39,330 – $48,360|
|25%||5 – 9 years||65||$48,360 – $60,440|
|25%||10 – 14 years||65||$60,440 – $73,720|
|15%||15 – 20 years||39||$60,440 – $83,930|
|10%||20+ years||26||Above $83,930|
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living
After being adjusted for cost-of-living, School Psychologists in West Virginia psychologists earn about $69,588 per year which is less than the average U.S. psychologist of $82,770.
Cost-of-living in West Virginia is 12% less than the national average, which means West Virginia residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to other states.
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Salary Compared to Related Professions
With an average annual salary of $61,210, West Virginia School Psychologists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($63,410).
However, School Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($41,230), Substance Abuse Counselors ($41,520), Marriage and Family Therapists ($43,550), Psychology Teachers ($54,450), Health Care Social Workers ($54,830), and Forensic Psychologists ($55,990).
|Clinical and Counseling Psychologists||$63,410|
|Health Care Social Workers||$54,830|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||$43,550|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$41,520|
Salaries Ranked by West Virginia Cities
The average salary for School Psychologists in West Virginia is $61,210. The top cities that pay School Psychologists the most are Charleston ($64,130), Southern West Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area ($55,280) and Northern West Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area ($48,780).
When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay School Psychologists the highest average annual salary are Charleston ($72,243), Southern West Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area ($65,158) and Northern West Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area ($57,496).
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.
|Area||Average Salary||COL Adjusted||Difference|
|Southern West Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area||$55,280||$65,158||$9,878|
|Northern West Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area||$48,780||$57,496||$8,716|
Salary FAQ for West Virginia School Psychologists
City and Rural Summaries
Average School Psychologists Salary: $64,130
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $72,243
Hourly Wage: $30.83
Currently Employed: 30
Cost-of-Living Index: 88.77
Charleston Salary Report
Northern West Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area
Average School Psychologists Salary: $48,780
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $57,496
Hourly Wage: $23
Currently Employed: 70
Cost-of-Living Index: 84.84
Northern West Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report
Southern West Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area
Average School Psychologists Salary: $55,280
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $65,158
Hourly Wage: $26.58
Currently Employed: 40
Cost-of-Living Index: 84.84
Southern West Virginia Nonmetropolitan Area Salary Report