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.

$41,718 - $115,456
$42K
$71K
$120K
MEDIAN: $70,986
10%
50%
90%

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$14.24 - $39.31
$17
MEDIAN: $17.49
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$41,718 - $115,456  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,766 - $116,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.49  
   
Overtime
$26.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,766 - $116,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Behavioral Psychologist

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Behavioral Psychologist Salaries

Experienced
▲45%

Mid-Career
▲19%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Late-Career
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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