Entry-Level Clinical Psychologist Salary (United States)

With over four-fifths of Entry-Level Clinical Psychologists reporting fewer than five years of experience, the field is full of relatively green workers making an average of $63,996 per year. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and a majority earn dental coverage. More than half of Entry-Level Clinical Psychologists (68 percent) are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Entry-Level Clinical Psychologist Salary (?
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$39,986 - $89,554
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MEDIAN: $62,517
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Entry-Level Clinical Psychologist Salary (?
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$14.82 - $115.08
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,986 - $89,554  
   
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$0.00 - $8,170  
Total Pay (?
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$39,829 - $96,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 880
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$14.82 - $115.08  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $80.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,170  
   
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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$39,829 - $96,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Minneapolis
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San Diego
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Honolulu
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New York
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National Average
$64,000
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Entry-Level Clinical Psychologists will find that Minneapolis offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Seattle, San Diego, Honolulu, and New York, where Entry-Level Clinical Psychologists typically earn around 24 percent, 19 percent, 19 percent, and 11 percent more than usual. The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 11 percent below the national average. Employers in Dallas and Boston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-10 percent and -6 percent, respectively).
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Clinical Psychologist Salaries

pain management
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Forensic Psychology
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Health and Wellness
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Pediatrics
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Clinical Research
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Clinical Psychology
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Clinical Supervision
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National Average
$64,000
Eating Disorders
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Counseling
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 18%