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.
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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.Read More...
Behavioral psychologists may work as industry-specific consultants or in private practice, and some work in counseling clinics, hospitals, and drug treatment/rehabilitation programs. Psychologists typically specialize in a certain subset of the field, and some behavioral psychologists have even more specific specializations such as school bullying or trauma after a large disaster.
A doctorate degree may be required for this position, and behavior psychologists must also pass an exam and work under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist. Some states require only a master's degree to work with clients in this position.
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.
Behavioral Psychologist Job Listings
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.
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