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Child Psychologist Salary

Child Psychologists in the United States take home approximately $69K per year on average. The vast majority of Child Psychologists (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,440 - $98,896
(Median)
$37K
$69K
$99K
MEDIAN: $69,427
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$14.79 - $123.07
(Median)
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$41
$120
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$37,440 - $98,896  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,047  
Total Pay (?
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$36,734 - $124,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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$14.79 - $123.07  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,047  
   
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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$36,734 - $124,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%
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