Child Psychologist Salary

The average Child Psychologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $69K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,130 - $98,675
(Median)
$38K
$69K
$99K
MEDIAN: $68,970
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$15.00 - $122.08
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$41
$120
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$38,130 - $98,675  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,062  
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$37,814 - $122,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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$15.00 - $122.08  
   
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,062  
   
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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$37,814 - $122,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Child Psychologist

Child psychologists/therapists diagnose and treat children 17 years old or younger who have mental, social, behavioral, or emotional problems. They are counseling professionals and highly-trained specialists who use a multidisciplinary approach which takes into consideration the child's home, school, and social environment. Their work environment may range from a school setting to a large clinic or private practice, and their common goal is to make helpful decisions for the betterment of their patients' welfare.

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Child Psychologist Tasks

  • Counsel patients and groups regarding problems.
  • Develop and evaluate treatment plans for children.
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans and monitor effectiveness.
  • Manage caseload and documentation.
  • Accompany children through medical procedures.

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Experience Affects Child Psychologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 16%
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