A Clinical Psychologist earns an average salary of $68,454 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Forensic Psychology and pain management.
Clinical Psychologist Total Pay (?
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$41,283 - $101,013
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84K
100K
MEDIAN: $68,453
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Clinical Psychologist Total Pay (?
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$23.77 - $152.39
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,283 - $101,013  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,037  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,128  
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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$42,507 - $126,902  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,345
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$23.77 - $152.39  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $101.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,037  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,128  
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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$42,507 - $126,902  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,345
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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.
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Pay Difference By Location
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San Francisco
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Tampa
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Seattle
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National Average
$72,000
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Experience Affects Clinical Psychologist Salaries

National Average
$72,000

Skills That Affect Clinical Psychologist Salaries

Clinical Psychology
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Clinical Research
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Pediatrics
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Clinical Supervision
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National Average
$72,000
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Gender
Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 24%
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