Entry-Level Clinical Psychologist Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (a little over a half) of final income for Entry-Level Clinical Psychologists. That final number averages out to $69K across the industry. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, nearly one in five claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Clinical Psychologists. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$41,546 - $92,161
$42K
$68K
$92K
MEDIAN: $68,436
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$14.68 - $92.19
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$92
MEDIAN: $36.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,546 - $92,161  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,974  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
Commission
$37,500  
Total Pay (?
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$41,129 - $98,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 719
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $92.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.77  
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,974  
   
Commission
$37,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,750  
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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$41,129 - $98,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,476

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Clinical Psychologists, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Clinical Psychologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+21 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), Baltimore (+11 percent), and San Francisco (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Los Angeles, 17 percent below the national average. Employers in Dallas and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Clinical Psychologist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Clinical Psychologist Salaries

pain management
▲11%

Health and Wellness
▲6%

Clinical Supervision
▲5%

Pediatrics
▲4%

Clinical Research
▲3%


National Average
$69,000

Counseling
▼2%

Eating Disorders
▼2%

Forensic Psychology
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 21%
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