Section 7. Direct Human Services - School (Licensed)

One hundred and fifteen respondents fit this category. As expected, the single largest proportion of school psychologists (59%) were employed in a pre-college educational settings. Specifically, 39% could be found in elementary and secondary schools, 13% claimed that they worked in school system district offices, and about 7% identified employment in other educational settings. The next largest proportion (22%) were primarily located in independent practices (11% in individual private practices and 10% in group private practices). Three percent each identified the state/local government agencies, clinics, hospitals, and other human service settings as their primary place of employment.

The median salary for licensed doctoral-level respondents providing school psychology services was $65,000 in 1997.

Table 7: Direct Human Service Positions (Licensed Only): School Psychology--Doctoral-level, 11-12-Month Salaries for Selected Settings: 1997

Figure 7: Direct Human Service Positions--School Psychology-- (Licensed Only)--Doctoral Level