Child Psychologist Salary

Median pay for Child Psychologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $66K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Child Psychologists are happy with their jobs. Female Child Psychologists make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,267 - $99,414
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$66K
$99K
MEDIAN: $66,368
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$17.11 - $61.58
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MEDIAN: $32.46
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$40,267 - $99,414  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
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$40,629 - $102,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $61.58  
   
Overtime
$15.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
   
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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$40,629 - $102,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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

  • Work with parents in the development of each student.
  • Utilize stress reduction techniques via play therapy to facilitate coping with illness or disability.
  • Identify psychological, emotional or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders.
  • Help children understand medical care, diagnosis and procedures.
  • Educate family and staff on techniques.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child Psychologist

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $67K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $70K on average. Child Psychologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $65K. Child Psychologists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $101K.

Key Stats for Child Psychologist

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Child Psychologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

Mid-Career
▲4%

Entry-Level
▼0%

National Average
$67,000

Experienced
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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