School Psychology Schools In California

California has 11 accredited school psychology schools where school psychology faculty who teach school psychology classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in school psychology in the state of California, which encompasses school psychology training at the following levels:

  • School Psychology Certificate
  • Masters degree in School Psychology
  • PhD degree in School Psychology


Schools

  1. Phillips Graduate Institute

    5445 Balboa Blvd, Encino, California 91316-1509

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  2. Alliant International University

    10455 Pomerado Road, San Diego, California 92131-1799

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  3. California State University-Fresno

    5241 N Maple Ave, Fresno, California 93740

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  4. Chapman University

    One University Dr., Orange, California 92866

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  5. University of La Verne

    1950 Third St, La Verne, California 91750-4401

    152 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. La Sierra University

    4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, California 92515-8247

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  7. Loyola Marymount University

    One Lmu Drive, Los Angeles, California 90045-2659

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  8. National University

    11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037-1011

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  9. University of the Pacific

    3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95211-0197

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. Brandman University- Part of the Chapman University System

    16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, California 92618

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National School Psychology Employment

California 15,510
National 100,700

Of all of the school psychology professionals in the country, nearly 15% are in the state of California.

Employment Growth for School psychology professionals In California

13,520 12,560 13,930 14,530 15,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

School Psychology is a growing field in California. 1,990 more school psychology professionals were working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 15% growth in the field. This growth is faster than the national trend for school psychology professionals which shows a 3% increase in the number of school psychology professionals working around the nation.

School Psychology VS. All Professions salaries in California

$76,920 $76,270 $81,120 $84,600 $82,770
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: School Psychology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In California, as the number of school psychology professionals is growing, the salaries earned by school psychology professionals are increasing. School psychology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $76,920 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $82,770 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for School psychology professionals in California

10th percentile
$42,180
25th percentile
$57,180
50th percentile
$79,830
75th percentile
$101,360
90th percentile
$117,100

This represents a 7% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of school psychology, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid school psychology professionals earning 178% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in California state.

Average Salaries for School psychology professionals and related professions in California

Clinical Psychology
$68,115
Educational Leadership
$86,700
Mental Health
$41,722
Psychology
$89,385
School Psychology
$82,770
Social Work
$54,122
Sociology
$88,745
Special Education
$66,410
Speech Therapy
$54,410

In California, school psychology professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

School Psychology programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
0
bachelor
0
master
10
doctor
4
Certificate
5
Total19

The number of students graduating from the 11 accredited school psychology schools in California is increasing. In 2006, 176 students graduated from school psychology courses in California. And in 2010, 368 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of school psychology school degree or certificate graduates in California by 109%. A majority of these graduates, or 53%, graduated with a master's degree in school psychology.

School Psychology Faculty Salaries in California

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