Neuropsychologists in the United States take home approximately $90K per year on average. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Neuropsychologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Neuropsychologists. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Salary
$52,608 - $125,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,383  
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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$54,804 - $134,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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Hourly Rate
$29.09 - $102.13  
   
Overtime
$65.00  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
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$0.00 - $15,383  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$54,804 - $134,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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

  • Perform psychological assessments of individuals, proposing treatment plans.
  • Document patient interactions, treatments, and reactions to comply with all applicable regulations.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Neuropsychologist

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


For many Neuropsychologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $85K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $94K. Neuropsychologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $99K. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $107K on average.

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Key Stats for Neuropsychologist

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
033
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Neuropsychologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$92,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Neuropsychologist Salaries

Clinical Psychology
0%

Neuropsychology
0%

National Average
$92,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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