Career Outlook

School psychologists have strong employment prospects with a projected growth rate of 19% until 2024 (much faster than average). The 180-day contract salary for school-based practitioners is $64,168 and the mean university faculty salary is $77,8011.  While school psychologists work most often in public schools, they also can work in universities, hospitals, independent practice and other settings.

Graduates with a doctoral degree in school psychology are also eligible for credentialing as a Licensed Psychologist, allowing them to seek employment within a wide range of job settings that deal with infants, children, teenagers and families, in hospitals, clinics, and private practice. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website to learn more >>

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1 Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., & Gelley, C. (2012). School Psychology 2010: Demographics, employment, and the context for professional practices–Part 1. Communiqué40(7), 1, 28-30. Retrieved from


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