Neuropsychologist Salary (United States)

Pay for Neuropsychologists in the United States is typically around $87,856 annually. Pay ranges from $52,654 on the low end to $130,978 per year on the higher side. Benefits are common in this line of work, with most reporting medical and dental coverage and more than half collecting vision insurance. Men are barely outnumbered by their female counterparts, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this outline were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Neuropsychologist Salary (?
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$50,639 - $122,954
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MEDIAN: $87,039
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Neuropsychologist Salary (?
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$23.97 - $125.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$50,639 - $122,954  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,066  
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $6,104  
Total Pay (?
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$52,654 - $130,978  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$23.97 - $125.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,066  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $6,104  
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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$52,654 - $130,978  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Neuropsychologist

A neuropsychologist is a psychologist specializing in the physical structure of the brain and how behaviors, mental abilities, and emotions relate to the brain and its systems. They are generally called upon to evaluate brain function when brain injury is obvious (as in physical trauma) or impairment is suspected due to aging, illness, or as a result of treatment. Patients' current faculty is evaluated through a series of tests involving such functions as memory, recognition, following directions, simple math, language, emotion, and other physical and mental attributes. A patient being evaluated by a neuropsychologist typically spends six to eight hours in initial evaluation, and subsequent examinations may be deemed necessary to evaluate progress or decline. The neuropsychologist also provides possible treatment options to specialists, therapists, and other relevant professionals.
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Neuropsychologist Tasks
  • Analyze treatment methods and successes and publish research to advance the field.
  • Work with patients and their support network to achieve goals in treatment plans and identify services and tools.
  • Perform psychological assessments of individuals, proposing treatment plans.
  • Document patient interactions, treatments, and reactions to comply with all applicable regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Neuropsychologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher salaries. Neuropsychologists in the early stages of their career don't see a large increase in pay for the first decade—salary tends to grow from $79K to just $88K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belt earn around $104K, climbing well into the six-figure pool. Paychecks show no signs of slowing down as Neuropsychologists approach two decades on the job—pay continues to accelerate and typical earnings come to $121K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 19 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 20 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Experience Affects Neuropsychologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 14%
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