Child Psychologist Salary

Child Psychologists in the United States take home approximately $66K annually on average. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,817 - $98,834
(Median)
$39K
$66K
$99K
MEDIAN: $66,114
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$14.95 - $120.40
(Median)
$15
$33
$120
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,817 - $98,834  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,053  
Profit Sharing
$1,001  
Total Pay (?
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$37,004 - $110,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $120.40  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,053  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,001  
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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$37,004 - $110,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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