Child Psychologist Salary

Average Child Psychologists in the United States make around $67K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Child Psychologists survey respondents are women (78 percent). Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,285 - $99,517
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$67K
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MEDIAN: $66,918
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$16.89 - $51.06
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MEDIAN: $31.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,285 - $99,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
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$41,170 - $102,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.89 - $51.06  
   
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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$41,170 - $102,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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

Pay by Experience for a Child Psychologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Child Psychologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Psychologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Child Psychologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 15 salaries. A Child Psychologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Child Psychologist

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Child Psychologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Mid-Career
▲8%

Entry-Level
▼0%

National Average
$67,000

Experienced
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 7%