Behavioral Psychologist Salary

The average pay for a Behavioral Psychologist is $70,986 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$45,302 - $119,473
$45K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,617
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Salary $45,302 - $119,473
Bonus $2,095
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$29,553 - $117,447
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Behavioral Psychologist

Behavioral psychologists are tasked with observing human behavior to interpret and predict how humans may behave in certain situations. They must be able to understand patients and read their emotional responses, and they may perform a variety of techniques and work-methods on a regular basis, such as hypnosis, psychotherapy, personality tests, and surveys to better understand patients' thoughts and feelings.

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Behavioral Psychologist Tasks

  • Assess and evaluate patients.
  • Keep detailed records.
  • Recommend treatment plans, work with interdisciplinary team to coordinate patient treatment.
  • Provide treatment and preventative counseling and treatment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Behavioral Psychologist

Pay by Experience for a Behavioral Psychologist has a neutral trend. An entry-level Behavioral Psychologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Behavioral Psychologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Behavioral Psychologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 5 salaries. A Behavioral Psychologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Behavioral Psychologist

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Behavioral Psychologist Salaries

Experienced
▲41%

Mid-Career
▲16%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Late-Career
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 8%
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