A Psychologist earns an average salary of $64,232 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology.
Psychologist Total Pay (?
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$39,341 - $102,148
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64K
82K
100K
MEDIAN: $64,232
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Psychologist Total Pay (?
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$19.73 - $152.05
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MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,341 - $102,148  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,968  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$40,027 - $130,308  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$19.73 - $152.05  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $147.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,968  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$40,027 - $130,308  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,280
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Job Description for Psychologist
Psychologists employ their education and knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) to provide diagnostic interviews, psychological testing, and individual and group psychotherapy. They may work as part of a multidisciplinary team, and consult with other professionals regarding patient care. These other professionals vary depending upon the type of psychologist. For instance, a school psychologist may work with teachers, social workers, counselors, and doctors. Psychologists may also communicate with family members and other care providers. Additionally, they conduct a significant amount of verbal interviews, as well as collaboration with other professionals; report writing is extensive and need to be clear as a medical record, as well as for other care providers when necessary.
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Psychologist Tasks
  • Administer and interpret psychological tests and measurements, and document results internally and for patients.
  • Guide patients through treatment regimens like behavior modification, psychotherapy, and group therapy.
  • Respond to crises with appropriate interventions and change treatment plans to respond to changing circumstances.
  • Conduct psychological exams, providing recommendations about courses of treatment and diagnosis.
  • Participate in and recruit for applied research in psychology.
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Pay Difference By Location
Washington
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San Francisco
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San Diego
up arrow 13%
Atlanta
up arrow 6%
Los Angeles
up arrow 5%
Baltimore
up arrow 2%
National Average
$68,000
Seattle
up arrow 3%
Boston
up arrow 4%
Phoenix
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Chicago
up arrow 7%
Philadelphia
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Dallas
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Denver
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Experience Affects Psychologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
National Average
$68,000

Skills That Affect Psychologist Salaries

Forensic Psychology
up arrow 14%
Counseling
0%
National Average
$68,000
Autism
up arrow 7%
Assessment
up arrow 21%
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Gender
Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 24%
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