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Clinical Psychologist Salary (United States)

A Clinical Psychologist earns an average salary of $70,432 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are pain management and Forensic Psychology.
Clinical Psychologist Salary (?
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$43,336 - $102,941
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $70,432
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Clinical Psychologist Salary (?
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$22.38 - $155.20
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MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,336 - $102,941  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,831  
Profit Sharing
$37.50 - $22,500  
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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$44,182 - $125,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,656
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$22.38 - $155.20  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $82.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,831  
   
Profit Sharing
$37.50 - $22,500  
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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$44,182 - $125,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 301
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Job Description for Clinical Psychologist

A clinical psychologist usually obtain a doctorate degree, either a Psy.D. or Ph.D. They will need experience in a clinical setting before taking a state licensing examination, which varies by state. Specialization among clinical psychologists often results from adherence to a particular theoretical framework or focus on a specific disorder or condition. Clinical psychologists often enter private practice, where they work in comfortable office settings, set their own schedules and can limit the number of patients seen. They also work in organization settings, such as mental health facilities, hospitals, or schools. Additionally, many clinical psychologists engage in research or teaching. They can opt to treat children, adolescents, or adults, individual patients, couples, or groups of patients. Clinical psychologists must exhibit objectivity, acute observation abilities and attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and advanced knowledge of psychology, psychological theories, and various treatment options available. They must exhibit self-awareness and be emotionally stable, able to diffuse highly emotional situations, and demonstrate patience.
Clinical Psychologist Tasks
  • Write reports on clients, and maintain required paperwork.
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans and duration of therapy.
  • Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues, and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or treatments, the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, then modify plans and diagnoses as necessary.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Psychologist

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Psychologist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Minneapolis
up arrow 24%
Washington
up arrow 20%
San Diego
up arrow 18%
San Francisco
up arrow 14%
Seattle
up arrow 10%
Houston
up arrow 3%
Tampa
up arrow 1%
National Average
$73,000
Boston
up arrow 3%
Philadelphia
up arrow 3%
Atlanta
up arrow 5%
Dallas
up arrow 7%
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Denver
up arrow 13%
Los Angeles
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Experience Affects Clinical Psychologist Salaries

National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Psychologist Salaries

Clinical Psychology
up arrow 4%
Clinical Supervision
up arrow 4%
Health and Wellness
up arrow 3%
Pediatrics
up arrow 3%
Clinical Research
up arrow 3%
National Average
$73,000
Assessment
up arrow 7%
Eating Disorders
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 24%